Hilarion is 53-years-old and has been married for more than 30 years. They live in the community of Chullpani Grande towards southern Colomi. They know how to read and write. They have two small children, a humble family. Hilarion works in transport service in the Sindicato de Autotransporte Mixto (Mixed Transport Union) with a route from Colomi to Cochabamba to back. They are also farmers. Every year they sell 70 loads of potatoes, 80 loads of hay, 10 of ulluco, 10 of another tuber. Mostly his wife works growing on two hectares of land inherited from her parents. She hires temporary employees for land preparation, planting, cultivation labors, and harvesting. This way, they get economic resources to maintain their family. Hilarion tells us that that he had construction done on the two-story house. They invested all the savings they had but they don't have money for the fine workmanship. With this opportunity, they will have a comfortable home to live more happier with the two children who are still with them.
El señor Hilarión de 53 años de edad casado más de 30 años, viven en la comunidad de Chullpani Grande hacia el sud de Colomi, saben leer y escribir, tienen 2 hijos pequeños una familia humilde. El señor Hilarión se dedica al servicio de transporte afiliado en Sindicato de Autotransporte Mixto con ruta Colomi-Cbba y viceversa a la vez son agricultores anualmente venden 70 cargas de papa, 80 de haba, 10 de papaliza, 10 de oca que mayormente se dedica su esposa cultivando en 2 has de terreno herencia de sus padres contrata personal eventual para preparación de terreno, siembra, labores culturales y cosecha de esta forma ellos captan recursos económicos para mantener a su familia. Don Hilarión nos comenta que hizo construir recientemente su casa de material de dos plantas en lo cual invirtieron todo el ahorro que tenían pero les falto dinero para la obra fina, teniendo esta oportunidad ahora tendrán una vivienda cómoda para vivir más felices con sus dos hijos pequeños que les quedan.
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