A loan of $1,500 helped to buy supplies to plant alfalfa.


Felipa's story

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.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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