Peru, South America

PER05b - Chicken farm

Partnership Ref.:




Funding Status:

Completed - Self-sustaining

Partnership Type:

Micro-enterprise / Micro-loans, Community / Agriculture Development, Evangelism / Church Planting

Funding Size:

$0 - $2,999

Annual Budget:

US$ 0

Connected To:



Population: 29.5 million

Life Expectancy: 73.0 years

GDP: US$4448 per capita

Unemployed: 7.7%

17.8% earn less than US$2/day

Partnership Overview

The church at Centro Christiana Vida is currently running a trial chicken farm in Cajamarca. The purpose is to generate some profit to fund church planting in the Cajamarca region. The intention is to expand the chicken farm to fully fund Jorge Asto and his family as church planters. The chicken farm should be self supporting in six months.

The church of Centro Cristiana Vida since its inception has been focused on reaching out to the community and the surrounding area with the good news of the Gospel. They have a passion to plant another church in one of the surrounding towns as well as reaching out to their local community. They were very keen to expand their chicken farm. They believe that this project could provide financial support for the church planter or planters they send to San Juan a town in the Cajamarca region where there is no church and where they have a desire to see an outreach work established and eventually a church planted.  Also the proceeds of the project would go to supporting Jorge in his full time work thus meaning that Bright Hope could eventually withdraw its monthly partnership support.

They are currently trialing a chicken farm on a small scale on a piece of land adjacent to the church building.

Original chicken shedHistory of Partnership

Jorge became a Bright Hope partner when the church plant of "Centro Cristiana Vida" was about six months old, that was in 2004.  The church is now well established and they are now looking to plant another church, the project will facilitate this.


Jorge Asto and other church planters.

What We Like About The Partnership

This church has a real heart for missions and a desire to reach out to their surrounding district with the Gospel.  They had already taken the initiative and started a small scale chicken farm to provide some financial support and so we are keen to help them develop this.

The Asto's 

Key People

Leadership Profile

Jorge Asto and his wife. They live in the city of Cajamarca in the northern mountain area of Spain, a city of 180,000 people famous for Spains deception and slaughter of the Incas. Jorge is an elder in the Centro Vida church which is a church plant of approx 3 years ago. The church there has 70 members. Jorge is a mathematics teacher but has been full time with Centro Cristiana Vida for nearly 3 years, he is gifted in teaching, evangelism and leadership in general of the local church.

Other People Involved

Working closely with Jorge is a fellow elder, Wilser, who has a passion to see the church evangelise and plant other churches in the region.


Good looking birdsVision and Annual Strategy

The vision is to evangelise their town and other villages in their region and to plant at least one other church.


Annual Budget

The total amount required was USD$9,000. This included the construction of a building to house the chickens, the purchase of the chickens, the feed and all the costs involved in the setting up and the running of a chicken farm. They plan on selling 3,150 chickens in the first six months after setting up the farm which should realise USD$12500 approx. This suggests that the farm will be self supporting six months after starting sales of chickens.

In 2009 the chicken farm is now self-supporting and no further funding is required.