One of the thirteen children of the couple of farmers Antônio and Maria de Fátima, Benedict has always been encouraged by her parents to study and work to bring money into the House. In 2014, he started the distance pedagogy course at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and tried to reconcile the studies with some work to get an income.
For two years, worked in several establishments in the municipality, But none corresponded to their yearnings. He wanted to continue his studies, Work and collaborate with other young people. A friend of Benedito who knew his life projects indicated to him, the Young Rural Entrepreneur Program promoted by Adel.
Benedito did not hesitate to know the idea and soon bet that entrepreneurship would be a strategy to achieve his goals: Have financial independence, continue living in the community and inspire other young people.
"The need to be independent, help my family and learn more immediately convinced me to participate in the Program and try to reconcile another activity in my working days. At the beginning of 2015, I signed up, I was selected and I joined in another journey, that gave me a range of opportunities that I didn't understand until then"..
During the entrepreneurship course, Benedito did market research and identified that investing in hillbilly aviculture was a great opportunity. The activity is consistent with the weather conditions and is very suitable for the property.
"At the beginning (Of the course) i didn't have a clear idea of business, the only thing i thought about was how i could start making money, have autonomy and be a reference in my community. I told the interview that I would set up a business in the agricultural area, because i had a notion of necessity".
With the knowledge acquired in entrepreneurial training, financial support from the Veredas Fund and the, Benedito organized a space in the backyard of the house, built a shed and bought 150 Chicks to start the business. After four months, he started selling chickens in the community itself.
The profits from the first shipment of chicks were invested in the, In order to expand production and meet new markets. In the interim, his sister Raquel and three other young men from Carnaúba, inspired by its history, have joined the Program and share the desire to strengthen their endeavors and collaborate with the development of the.