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Update on Nyslin’s Chicken Income Generation Project (Guatemala)

17 November 2009 No Comment

We recently received an update, report, and new photos from Children International’s field office in Guatemala. View Nyslin’s original income genration project funded by Aura’s House donors.

The report reads:

We had the joy of visiting Nyslin at her house to do a follow-up on the donation she received to purchase chicks. Nyslin’s family received 100 farm chicks, Mrs. Vicenta, Nyslin’s mother, explained to the field officer and the staff accompanying the visit that 20 chicks died, due to different reasons, since the chicks were l day old only 80 survived. She told us that she had to have great care of them, they had to be in an adequate space not to receive too much sun or too much rain, she had to feed them and although they were for sale, she took care of them with love and patience. She says that with good care the chicks survived, and this was exactly what she did.

She has already sold almost all the 80 chicks; she managed to sell some at $3 and some at $2.50 because she had really good bargainers as customers. She received earnings of $200 which she used to buy four quintals of concentrate, 30 chicks and 3 turkeys. Mrs. Vicenta also had the support of her aunt who helped her to sell the chicks at the market.

Thanks to this donation Nyslin and her siblings are having a great example of taking care of what one receives; they are beginning to learn about the buying and selling process in their community, and one of the most important results of this donation is that now the family has a source of income which is progressing.

Nyslin and her mother could not hide their appreciation for the donation and were happy to receive the staff and telling them all about the progression of the chicks, proving that they handled the donation very well and intend to continue progressing.

Pictures of the chicks and family are attached.

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