A loan of $1,550 helped to buy supplementary feed.

Edwin's story

Edwin makes a living raising dairy cows to produce milk, which he sells at one of the milk-processing plants in the department of La Paz. He lives in his parents' house in the community of Sulcataca Baja in the Laja area of Los Andes Province in La Paz Department, three hours from the city of La Paz. Edwin has some head of improved cattle, which require better care because of the area's climate conditions.

He needs the loan to buy supplementary feed because in the area there's a deficit of raw protein in the barley fodder and it's necessary in the low-water season (June-November). During this critical season the nutrition of dairy cows is improved using supplements such as corn flour, soy chaff, bran, and other things. Buying supplementary feed will mitigate the pressure on expanding more areas of fodder production.

This way he'll be able to improve his product and keep his cows healthy. Edwin's dream is to increase his head of cattle, keeping in mind their good health.

This is the third time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and the second time from Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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