Omar has planted nearly 12,000 otoe plants since 2016, using a $100 loan from the Ibedi Guna Community Bank to expand the crop. Since consulting with Global Business Brigade volunteers, Omar has diversified his production to include corn and a chicken coop.
Business Owner(s): Omar Perez
Date Established: N/A
Community Members Involved: 3
- Omar’s farm is located several hours from the town center, adding to the logistics and time cost of working the land
- The supply chain management structure of the venture is inconsistent and uncertain
Despite the challenges Omar currently faces, his venture has many opportunities. As a founding member and current President of the Ibedi Guna Community Bank, Omar has demonstrated strong leadership skills and his developed his financial literacy skills. While his farm is located far from the town center, his new chicken venture is strategically located next to the Panamerican highway, reducing the cost of logistics to transport his chickens to local markets and restaurants.
Future Tasks for Omar
Omar would like to receive training on topics that could help his business such as: