When Entrepreneurship is the Family Business

By Maria Morancho, The Washington Center Program Intern Though only 10 years old, Luis already knew how to run the business. Hearing the sound of the mill producing feed for the cattle or helping with bottle feeding the calves were things that he was already used to. His dad managed the trade of the cattle and also the feed production. His mom was in charge of the domestic chores besides collaborating in selling olive oil. His two older siblings were also actively involved in the company, and all grew up in a familiar business that required sacrifice, cooperation and dedication seven days a week. One day after school, Luis went to help feed the cattle. He enjoyed being with the animals. That same day, one of the calves swallowed Luis’ First Communion ring! He urgently called out to the farmer nearby. They decided to isolate the calf and wait until…

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