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Success Story August 2006

Success Story August 2006 New Perspectives for Women POULTRY INCUBATION BUSINESS INITIATED Viorica Burlac, an unemployed
Success Story August 2006 New Perspectives for Women POULTRY INCUBATION BUSINESS INITIATED Viorica Burlac, an unemployed

New Perspectives for Women

Success Story August 2006 New Perspectives for Women POULTRY INCUBATION BUSINESS INITIATED Viorica Burlac, an unemployed

POULTRY INCUBATION BUSINESS INITIATED

Viorica Burlac, an unemployed mother of two, decided to establish an egg incubation business as a result of her participation in the NPW-conducted entrepreneur- ship training program. Combining her in-kind grant of $800 from ICS with $120 in her own borrowed funds, Viorica was able to purchase an incubator with a 500-

egg capacity. In May, she launched her operations and has since hatched 3 batches of chicks, resulting in 1050 live chicks. Viorica’s incubator is not only the largest in her village, but she is the first to offer chicks for sale to the public. She sells them at the market price of 3.5-4 lei (27-31 U.S. cents) apiece. In addition, she sells chicks at the two markets closest to her village. As a result of the refinement of her incubation techniques, Viorica has improved her yield to 85% from an initial 66%. She also

is using the incubator to hatch ducklings and goslings,

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which garner an even higher price and are more profi t- able .

Luckily, Viorica’s neighbors are happy for her succes s. “I don’t feel any jealousy from people,” she says. “O n the contrary, all my neighbors and buyers tell others n ot to go into the city, but to buy birds from me, because th ey are cheaper and of higher quality.” Next year, Viori ca will be able to make a greater profit, since she will hat ch her first lot starting in February, which will enable her to sell them in March for 10 lei (77 cents) apiece, or near ly three times the summer price. Already looking to th e future, Viorica is currently saving up for a small feed mi ll, as well as a generator, so that she can ensure a stea dy power supply through the winter months and prevent th e major losses that an unexpected electricity outage cou ld cause.

Viorica is clearly very proud of her success. “Now I ha ve my own source of money,” she says, “so I can take ca re of my children. I feel a deep responsibility for the qua l-

ity of my product in my customers’ eyes, because (their

satisfaction) is essential to my success.”

About the Winrock - Italian Consortium Entrepreneurship Activity In September 2005, the USAID-funded New Perspectives
About the Winrock - Italian Consortium Entrepreneurship Activity
In September 2005, the USAID-funded New Perspectives for Women (NPW) project signed
an agreement with the Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS) to collaborate on a project to
help vulnerable and at-risk girls and young women in the Moldovan regions of Causeni and
Stefan Voda, including the village of Antonesti, to generate additional income. Through this
collaboration, NPW conducted intensive, long-term entrepreneurship training for 67 girls from
Causeni and 60 girls from Stefan Voda. From this initial group of trainees, 58 girls who had
developed business plans for new start-up operations were selected to receive $800 in in-
kind grants. The grants were made possible by funding from the Swiss Agency for Develop-
ment and Cooperation and were provided in the form of equipment required for the start-up
of these new businesses by ICS. In addition, participants benefited from extensive follow-on
training and consulting assistance facilitated by both Winrock and ICS.
New entrepreneurs from Antonesti share their stories