Update on NicolazaNicolaza, 36, is a single mother who has two dependent minor children that are studying at primary level and her mother is 62 years old. They live in the community of Aguirre, which is located 42 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba.
Nicolaza is a farmer who receives her income from the sale of potatoes, beans, and geese. She has 1.2 hectares of land which she inherited from her parents. She has cattle, two milk cows and two cows for fattening.
She is humble but hard-working person. She needs money for the wall of her home. She invested the capital she had in home improvements. Nicolaza is very happy to be able to access this opportunity because she can continue improving her house in order to provide a better home to her two children. The prior loan helped her greatly to be able to buy agricultural supplies for more production.
Previous Loan DetailsNicolaza is 33 and a single mother of two children. She lives with her mother, who is 61, in the town of Aguirre, some 42 km outside of the city of Cochabamba. Nicolaza grows agricultural crops such as potatoes and beans on her farm of 1.6 hectares. She cares for 4 cows, and is a very hardwork... More from Nicolaza's previous loan »
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