A loan of $1,750 helped to buy supplementary feed.

Raymundo's story

Raymundo produces milk to make cheese that he sells in the markets in the town of Achacachi. His wife recently died, so he's living with his niece, who helps him take care of the cows. They live in the community of Cotapampa in the province of Omasuyos, located three hours from the city of La Paz. He has his own house.

Raymundo needs the loan to buy supplementary feed to improve the feeding and nutrition of his dairy cows. This will optimize his milk production and directly increase the family income.

The purchase of supplementary feed will reduce the pressure to increase more areas of fodder production, freeing the land to rest without putting the environment at risk. There's also a deficit of protein in the barley fodder, but it's necessary from June through November, the low-water months. So in these critical periods he has to improve the nutrition of his dairy cows by using corn flour, soy chaff, bran, and other supplements.

Raymundo's dream is to have more cattle.

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

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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