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Florentina
Florentina Quispe C. is 64 years old and lives in the Maica Central neighborhood near bus stop 6. This is a neighborhood that is on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba, on the southeast side. She lives with one of her daughters, who has her own independent income and who is married. Florentina was a very young single mother, because her husband abandoned her. But in spite of all of the obstacles she faced, she was always able to care for her family. Now she is raising a young child who she loves and cares for as if he were one of her own.

Florentina has a business producing raw milk, which she sells in the neighborhood to the cheese producers. She has 6 dairy cows, and she alone cares for these cows. She gets up early, milks them, and puts them out to pasture in the area. In the afternoons she feeds them with alfalfa, balanced feed and soybean husks, so that she can optimize their production of milk. At the end of the day she milks them again.

Florentina wants to buy fodder for her dairy cows (soybean husks.) She wants to buy a half-truck full instead of bags, because it is more economical and in this way she could save a little more. As a result, she and the boy who is in her care could have a better quality of life. When the boy finishes school, Florentina will leave him all of her cows so that he can have the same business.
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La señora Florentina Quispe C. tiene 64 años, vive en la zona de la Maica Central parada 6, una zona periférica de la ciudad de Cochabamba, en la zona sur oeste, vive con una de sus hijas, la cual es muy independiente de sus ingresos, su hija ya se encuentra casada. La señora Florentina fue desde muy joven madre sola porque su esposo las abandono, pero a pesar de todos obstáculos que tuvo supo cuidar siempre a su familia. Ahora tiene bajo su cuidado a un niño a quien lo quiere y cuida como uno de sus hijos a pesar de no serlo.

La señora Florentina se dedica a la producción de leche cruda, la cual la comercializa en la zona, a las productoras de quesillos, cuenta con 6 cabezas de ganado vacuno y ella sola se dedica al cuidado de este ganado, se levanta temprano, los ordeña, y los lleva a pastorear (comer pasto) en la zona, y por las tardes las alimenta con alafalfa, alimento balanceado y cascara de soya, esto para que la producción de las vacas sea más óptima, y al finalizar el día las vuelve a ordeñar 8estraccion de leche cruda).

La señora Florentina desea comprar forraje para el ganado vacuno (cascara de soya) para no comprar solo por bolsas desea comprar medio camión que le resulta más económico, de este modo se ahorra un poco más, y como tiene a su cuidado al muchacho que le hace compañía, le podrá mejores condiciones de vida. Cuando el joven termine de estudiar el colegio, la Sra. Florentina le dejara todas sus vacas a él para que se dedique al mismo negocio.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Florentina to buy fodder for her dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2011
Listed
Feb 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013