A loan of $8,500 helped a member to buy 100 chickens, balanced feed, vitamins, watering troughs and feeders.

Nueva Esperanza Group's story

Yanett, a woman of 31 who lives in a very vulnerable neighborhood of Borbon, has seen that the business of raising and selling chickens is very profitable in this sector of the province of Esmeraldas. She has three daughters, and for more than a year she has been a client of FODEMI. She began this business with the purpose of having daily food in her house, but she noticed that she was able to obtain multiple earnings if she worked at this task. It was thus that she began to lead a group of neighbors and became a client of FODEMI. She has paid her bills well and she is growing considerably in her business.

She mentions that with the product of her work, she has been able to support her daughters in their studies and maintain her home and her business.

She organizes meetings in her neighborhood to plan activities for the benefit of her community.

She sells her products in Borbon, in the shops, dining establishments, and grills.

For the moment, she has hired a boy to help her care for the chicks, and she helps him with his schooling. She hopes to grow a lot in her business so that she can give work to more young people who don't have the possibility of finding work in this location.

Additional information: In the group there are 9 people; 4 of them are women, and 5 men. They have various businesses, and all live in Borbon. There are businesses that they work in outside of the town.

In this group: Saida Marlene, Edgar Ernesto, Miler Manuel, Santo Gertrudis, Mirna Yanett, Hindelira Patria, Luis Sandro, Alcivar Manuel, Yobanny *

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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