12 May How Our Agricultural Operations are Growing During the Pandemic
Successful author Napoleon Hill once said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” This aphorism is proving to be true here at the Moses Project with the sales of chicken to the public. Every week for the last four weeks our sales of chicken to small stores and supermarkets has increased. Due to the COVID19 crisis, it seems that major suppliers of chicken have not been operating due to the “military style” lock-down that the country is under. While we do not want to “rejoice at our competitors’ downfall,” it is a real blessing to our employees and our overall mission that we can circulate in our region due to the fact that our products are considered essential to sustaining life. We hope that the public will remember that our brand, “Pollo Moisés”, was there for them during this time of hardship and crisis and will continue to buy our products long after this crisis has passed.
However, the crisis is not over yet, and we need to continue to pray for Hondurans. Many, many people are out of work, and some families are now facing extreme hardship as a result. On the economic side, Pollo Moisés is making sure that there is product available for those that have money to buy food, while on the church side and through the DESEO Project, we are doing what we can to help those who are most in need. This need, though, is only going to increase and further complicate the situation. As of this writing, the Government of Honduras is fearful about opening up the economy too quickly. It is no exaggeration that a spike in COVID cases could quickly overwhelm the health resources that the country has available. The Government has a real dilemma to resolve that has real, adverse consequences, regardless of the direction in which they proceed.