Chicken Empire

No, we’re not talking about one of the fast food chicken franchises.

This is a great story of third world country entrepreneurial activity, one that we’d like to see repeated countless times.

One of our Solutions Forum members is a small Phoenix-based not-forprofit  that does medical aid missions to various underdeveloped countries.

Somehow, in one of their medical aid missions to Nicaragua, they gave $60 US to a lady to buy a chicken and its food supplies, to support her and her family. The chicken was unusually productive laying enough eggs daily to that the lady started selling eggs in the local farmers market. She sold enough eggs to buy a second chicken, which led to buying a goat, and so on. From $60 comes a local farm empire.

But, the lady doesn’t stop there…..she now volunteers at a local school, no doubt telling the students that if she could do it, they could do it.

Frankly, we’d like to see more feel-good stories like this coming out of the third world. If you have one, send it in through the comment feature.

If we like the story, we’ll comp you some courses in the American School of Entrepreneurship.

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