Felipa lives in the community of Piquisirca Chico in the town of Challapata in Eduardo Abaroa Province, department of Oruro. Her husband is in Argetina so she lives alone and her only son is has his own income. Felipa produces milk and cheese which she sells at the weekly market in Challapata. She has seven Holstein cows and produces an average 105 litres per day. She also has five Merino sheep. She takes care of the family business all year long.
Felipa only produces cheese for local sale. The loan she is requesting is to plant alfalfa on her land in the community. This is so she can feed her livestock during the drought season.
LA SEÑORA FELIPA VIVE EN LA COMUNIDAD DE PIQUISIRCA CHICO DEL MUNICIPIO DE CHALLAPATA DE LA PROVINCIA EDUARDO ABAROA DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE ORURO, NO VIVE CON SU MARIDO POR LO QUE SE ENCUENTRA EN EL VECINO PAÍS DE ARGENTINA, EN CUANTO A SU HIJO ES EL ÚNICO Y QUE YA TIENE SUS INGRESOS ECONÓMICOS PROPIOS. SEÑORA FELIPA TRABAJA SOLA PRODUCIENDO LECHE Y REALIZANDO QUESO PARA LA VENTA EN LA FERIA DE LA LOCALIDAD DE CHALLAPATA QUE SE REALIZA SEMANALMENTE. EN LA ACTUALIDAD CUENTA CON 7 CABEZAS DE GANADO VACUNO (VACAS) DE LA RAZA HOLANDESA PRODUCIENDO UN PROMEDIO DE 105 LITROS POR DÍA Y 5 CABEZAS DE GANADO OVINO (OVEJAS) DE RAZA MERINO. ES UN NEGOCIO FAMILIAR QUE SE LLEVA ACABO TODO EL AÑO. LA SEÑORA FELIPA SOLO REALIZA QUESO PARA LA VENTA EN LA ZONA, EL CRÉDITO QUE SOLICITA ES PARA LA SIEMBRA DE ALFALFA EN SUS TERRENOS DE LA COMUNIDAD, Y ESTO PARA LA ALIMENTACIÓN DE LOS GANADOS EN LAS FECHAS DE SEQUÍA.
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