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Leifur is the youngest entrepreneur on Stóri Kambur farm. He is seven years old.
His grandfather gave him the first two chickens, then he sold cookies to tourists last summer to raise money for the rest. Now, he sells the eggs. They cost 500 kroner (or “one red note”) per dozen.
His mother comes outside to translate for us because Leifur hasn’t started studying English yet and we can’t get by in Icelandic. “He is a very good chicken farmer,” she says. “He will get two new chickens in a few days and he is very excited.” Like every good entrepreneur, he doesn’t let us get away without making a purchase…
Photo by Eric Guth.