Lenis has very humble living conditions. He lives in the Cayachata community in the Avaroa-Oruro province with his wife and three children. They work making cheese that they sell at the informal market. Sometimes they sell to the boarding houses in the city of Challapata.
He currently has three head of dairy cows. They make an average of 80 cheeses a week. He carries out this business activity every day throughout the entire year.
He is now looking to improve his quality of life and his standard of living. The loan he is requesting is to buy a dairy cow to be able to increase the amount of cheese he makes.
His family’s effort brought him to the point of undertaking this business activity. The income that they get is not big. He says that it only suffices to pay their cost of living.
Mr. Lenis will be able to have one more dairy cow, and he will be able to increase his production. This way his venture will be growing gradually.
EL SR. LENIS ES UNA PERSONA DE CONDICIÓN HUMILDE, QUE VIVE EN LA COMUNIDAD DE CAYACHATA PROVINCIA AVAROA ORURO CON SU CONYUGUE Y TRES HIJOS, QUE TRABAJAN EN LA ELABORACIÓN DE QUESO QUE LA COMERCIALIZA EN EL MERCADO INFORMAL Y EN OCASIONES A LAS PENSIONES DE LA CIUDAD DE CHALLAPATA EN LA ACTUALIDAD CUENTA CON 3 CABEZAS LECHERAS ELABORANDO UN PROMEDIO DE 80 QUESOS POR SEMANA ESTA ACTIVIDAD LA REALIZA TODOS LOS DÍAS DURANTE TODO EL AÑO ACTUALMENTE BUSCA MEJORAR SU CALIDAD Y NIVEL DE VIDA, EL CRÉDITO QUE SOLICITA ES PARA COMPRAR UNA VACA LECHERA Y PODER INCREMENTAR SU ELABORACIÓN DE QUESO EL ESFUERZO DE SU UNIDAD FAMILIAR LE LLEVO A EMPRENDER ESTA ACTIVIDAD SI BIEN LOS INGRESOS QUE PERCIBEN NO SON GRANDES, SOLAMENTE LES ALCANZA PARA PAGAR SUS COSTOS DE VIDA, SEGÚN SU DECLARACIÓN. EL SEÑOR LENIS PODRÁ CONTAR CON UNA LECHERA MÁS Y SERÁ CAPAZ DE INCREMENTAR SU ELABORACIÓN ESTA FORMA SU EMPRENDIMIENTO IRA CRECIENDO GRADUALMENTE.
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