Elvia is 24 years old and married. She only completed her primary education. She has two children who are 5 and 2 years old. They live eight kilometers from the city in an area called Quenamani. Elvia's house is up in the hills. Her business is raising dairy cows. She does not own pastureland but rents it. After her animals have grazed she takes them to her home and pens. Elvia needs to buy soy husks to feed her cows. Her business is growing and she would like to improve her children's living conditions.
La señora Elvia tiene 24 años y está casada, han estudiado sólo la primaria, tienen dos hijos de 5 y 2 años, viven a ocho kilómetros de la ciudad en la zona denominada Quenamani, su casa está en una cerranía, como actividad económica se dedican a la cría de ganado lechero, no tienen terrenos de pastoreo, alquilan los pastos y trasladan los mismos después de cortar hasta su casa y corral, necesitan comprar cáscara de soya para la alimentación de las vacas. Su actividad está en crecimiento y quieren mejorar las condiciones de vida de sus hijos.
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