Donato is a farmer. He was born in the community of Pérez in the department of Cochabamba. He is 51 years old and at this time is separated from his wife. He lives with his oldest son, who is 29 years old. Both of them are farmers, planting corn, vegetables and yucca. They also raise cattle with which they produce cheese with the milk. This is his first loan that he has asked for from the institution. Donato is very grateful for the support that has been offered since it has allowed him to grow financially. He will use the money from the loan to plant yucca and to prepare the land. With his son's help, Donato will sell the products in the local market, directly from the producer to the consumer.
El señor Donato es agricultor, nació en la comunidad de Pérez del departamento de Cochabamba, el tiene 51 años de edad esta separado por el momento de su mujer, pero vive junto con su hijo mayor de 29 años, los dos trabajan en la agricultura, en los sembradíos de maíz, verduras y yuca. También se dedican a criar ganado vacuno, fruto del cual ellos producen queso con la leche obtenida de las ordeñas. Es su primer crédito que ha solicitado con la institución, el señor Donato se siente muy agradecido por el apoyo que se le esta brindando ya que esto le permite crecer económicamente, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la siembra de yuca y lo que implica el preparado de la tierra, el Sr. Donato con la ayuda de su hijo comercializa los productos en el mercado de la zona directamente del productor al consumidor.
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