Hilaria is a young woman with one child, a single mother, who lives in the community of Sipe Sipe, 25 km from the city of Cochabamba. She has three head of dairy cattle, whose milk she uses to produce farmer's cheese. She sells her products in the village of Sipe Sipe, where she also has a small sales stand and sells typical foods, such as dried meat and fried pork, from Friday to Monday.
Hilaria's son attends school in the village of Sipe Sipe, and after school, he helps her in her sales stand until 5 in the evening. After that, they go to their home, which is a 20-minute walk from the village.
Hilaria would like to expand her food business, buying a larger stove and bigger pots, because her customer base is increasing. This is because the area receives a lot of visitors who arrive in the village for religious events.
Hilaria would like to provide better living conditions for her son, so that he will not lack for anything in his studies, and with time, she would like to be able to open a large restaurant.
La señora Hilaria es una joven que tiene un hijo, es madre soltera, que vive en la Comunidad de Sipe Sipe a 25 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, cuenta con 3 cabezas de ganado lechero de los cuales producen quesillo y los comercializa en el pueblo de Sipe Sipe, donde tambien tiene un pequeño ambiente y vende comidas tipicas como charques, chicharones, de viernes a lunes.
EL hijo de HIlaria asiste a la escuela en el mismo pueblo de Sipe Sipe, su hijo despues de la escuela le ayuda en su puesto de venta hasta las 5 de la terde y luego se van a su casa que esta a 20 minutos caminando del pueblo.
Hilaria desea incrementar su negocio de comidas comprar una cocina mas grande y ollas mas grandes porque su clientela esta creciendo, esto porque la zona es muy concurrida por la gente, que por motivos religiosos acuden a ese pueblo.
Hilaria desea poder dar a su hijo las mejores condiciones, que nunca le falte nada para poder estudiar, y con el tiempo poder abrir un restaurant grande.
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