Domingo V. Peña is 53 years old. He has been married more than 23 years to Francisca Claros Hinojosa, and he has 2 dependent children who are currently in secondary school. His work is agricultural production; he grows potatoes, beans, and yams, and he has 5 head of cattle he is fattening up and 3 milk cows; he uses some of his cattle in agricultural tasks and the rest as milk producers. His wife takes care of them most of the time, in addition to helping her husband in the fields. Domingo and his wife came in person to request a loan to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and oats (forage) for their cattle. The family lives in Colomi, in the northern part of the community of Alto Viru Viru.
Domingo V. Peña tells us that some time ago, he used to work as a public employee, but the salary was low and was not sufficient to support his family. For this reason, he retired and began to work in farming and ranching, expanding the area he cultivates in order to earn more income to maintain his family and help his children with their studies, so that they can pursue professional careers.
El señor Domingo V. Peña es de 53 años de edad es casado más de 23 años con la señora Francisca Claros Hinojosa, tiene 2 hijos dependientes que estudian en nivel secundario, se dedican a la producción agrícola de papa, haba, oca, tiene 5 cabezas de ganado vacuno de engorde y 3 lecheras lo cual usan en faenas agrícolas y lo demás como productoras de lecheras, mayormente cuida la esposa aparte de ayudar al esposo en la agricultura, el señor Domingo y su esposa se apersonaron a nuestras oficinas a solicitar un préstamo para comprar abono orgánico (gallinaza) y avena (forraje) para su ganado vacuno, la familia viven en Colomi comunidad Alto Viru Viru hacia el norte.
EL Señor Domingo V. Peña nos cuenta que más antes trabajaba como funcionario público pero el sueldo era bajo que no le alcanzaba para mantener a su familia, de tal modo se retiro y empezó a dedicarse a la producción agrícola y pecuaria sembrar en mas superficies como antes tener ingresos mayores para mantener a su familia y ayudar a sus hijos en sus estudios hasta que logren una vida profesional.
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