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The district of Umachiri is located 3.904 meters above sea level. It is a zone well known for its stock farming, and Alejandro's family is well-acquainted with this honest work. They have dedicated themselves to this work for many years. Alejandro was once a carpenter, but after realizing that carpentry did not yield enough money to cover his familial costs he decided to become a stock farmer. After great effort and dedication he decided to invest his savings in the purchase of cows and sheep. Since Alejandro must leave very early in the morning to feed his cows, his lovely wife is left to care for their 4 young children and to watch over the sheep as they pasture around the limits of their humble home. This family's wish is to obtain fodder for the nourishment of their animals. They believe that by providing good care, safekeeping, and nutrition their animals will in turn provide a large quantity of milk for the production of cheese.

Translated from Spanish by Marco Alves, Kiva Volunteer.

El distrito de Umachiri está ubicado a unos 3904 msnm, es una zona eminentemente ganadera y la familia de don Alejandro no es ajena a esta noble labor, ellos desde muy temprano se dedican a cumplir esta sacrificada labor al mismo tiempo complaciente actividad de producción y pastoreo.Anteriormente don Alejandro se dedicaba a la carpintería, pero al ver que no lograba cubrir todos sus gastos familiares con este trabajo decidió dedicarse a la producción de ganado, es por ello que con esfuerzo, dedicación y mucho más empeño logró juntar un capital para adquirir vaquitas y ovejitas.Mientras Alejandro desde muy temprano abandona su hogar para alimentar a sus vaquitas su amada esposa se dedica al cuidado de sus 4 pequeños niños y a pastar a sus ovejitas por los alrededores de su humilde casita.El deseo de esta familia es adquirir forraje para la alimentación de sus animalitos, ellos consideran que brindándoles un buen cuidado, dedicación y nutrición sus vaquitas les proveerá de una buena cantidad de leche para la elaboración de quesos.

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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Alejandro to purchase fodder to improve the nutrition of their animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009