When I learned I would receive a seed grant in the framework of the project, I decided not to wait until I would get the money. I borrowed some money from our neighbor and started my own poultry farm. Of course, I returned the money when I received the grant. I bought 10 hens, three turkeys and five turkey chicks. I also purchased feed, and the vitamins and medicines necessary for the poultry.
I love my business. It's not an easy deal; it requires care, attention and a high sense of responsibility. I'm sure I'll get good profit from my business when I start selling eggs on the Easter Eve. It's not a secret that eggs have especially high demand at Easter.
Editor's Note: 14-year-old Veronika lives on the Azerbaijan border, in Berqaber, Armenia, a village that continues to suffer from unrest. Her family as well as neighbors live day-by-day, often frightened by Azeri sniper gunfire. She received a seed grant through the YES! Youth Clubs and Heifer Armenia to start her poultry business. She is proud of her poultry farm and modestly boasts that it has already grown by 25 turkey chicks and 10 chickens due to her diligence, care and patience.