Seeing that Mr. Tinh quit his job as a teacher and returned to his hometown to “play” with manure to raise worms, everyone was skeptical. However, from two empty hands, it was cow dung that brought him half a billion dong a year.
4 years of interest loans to maintain the farm
Working as a teacher at the Center for Continuing Education in Quan Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province, Mr. Pham Van Tinh (41 years old, Tho Son commune, Trieu Son district) suddenly quit his job and returned to his hometown to work as a farmer, causing a stir in the village. The family was surprised and tried to intervene.
Mr. Tinh said that this bold decision was like a “turn the car” to help him get the billion-dollar property today.
“At that time, the teaching job away from home could not guarantee a life, the income was very low. When I read the newspaper that a model of raising earthworms brought in billions of dollars a year, I was determined to return to my hometown to start a business, I changed my fate. Knowing that I quit being a teacher, my parents took the car to the school to encourage and dissuade. However, after listening to my explanation, my parents also agreed and supported my child’s decision.” Tinh recalled.
In early 2008, he left the podium and wrapped a towel in Nam to learn the experience of raising earthworms. About 3 months after studying fluently, he returned to his hometown to take advantage of his family’s 300m2 garden, set up a red book to borrow more than 200 million VND from the bank to build a barn and buy breeding stock.
Near his house there is a large-scale dairy farm, he matches up with cow dung to raise earthworms. After only 5 months, his earthworm and organic fertilizer products were successful and could be sold. But this is also the most difficult time that Mr. Tinh has to go through, the worm products he makes have no market for consumption.
“Growing earthworms will produce many products at the same time, from cow dung will produce earthworms as food for fish and shrimp, in addition to harvesting organic fertilizers to grow clean vegetables. Because there is no market for consumption. So I lost a lot at that time, I was under great pressure, so much capital and assets poured into it but I didn’t get any. The difficulty continued for nearly 4 years, there was a time when I had to borrow interest to save money. maintain and pay the bank,” Mr. Tinh recalled the first day’s failures.
Failure did not discourage the young teacher, he went around looking for markets. At the end of 2012, his efforts also paid off, some organic shrimp and vegetable farms started coming to him to order.
Every year, half a billion dong is collected from cow dung
Up to now, Mr. Tinh’s earthworms and organic fertilizers have “covered” the whole country. Currently, the scale of his farm is about 1,000m2. According to Mr. Tinh, each year he produces 2 crops of earthworms. Currently, products from earthworms on his farm are very diverse, including fresh worms, dried worms, and organic fertilizers.
Selling price of fresh worms is 35,000-40,000 VND/kg, dried worms 200,000-300,000 VND/kg, the market is shrimp and fish farms nationwide. After harvesting earthworms, he also collects organic fertilizer products to provide gardeners with clean vegetables and green plants. ($1=24,000 VND)
In addition, Mr. Tinh also combined with earthworm products as food, raised eels without mud, and at the same time linked worm farming and consumed output for 15 farms of local people. With this product chain, he earns more than half a billion dong a year.
Talking about the results after many years of his efforts, Mr. Tinh happily said that this is a super profitable product from cow dung. “Many people say that doing this job is ‘against’ money, it’s true, all products are made from cow dung. Not only that, it also helps to reduce environmental pollution in the countryside. “.
Mr. Le Trung Kien, Chairman of the Farmers’ Association of Tho Son commune, said that the model of raising earthworms of Mr. Tinh’s family was the first in the locality. Also from this model, now in the area, there are many households with good economic development thanks to linking livestock with Mr. Tinh.
“This is a typical example of young people starting a business in the locality. The model of Mr. Tinh’s family not only brings high economic efficiency but also creates jobs for nearly 10 local workers . is encouraging people to learn how to make this model for economic development.In addition, the earthworm farming model has also made great contributions to reducing environmental pollution, especially in rural areas, where people tend to herd. raise cattle a lot,” added Mr. Kien.
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