This is the extraordinary story of the struggle for survival among dairy farmers in Latin America! Javier Aguayo has a small herd of cows in Guayas, a lowland area of Ecuador. He is up at the crack of dawn on his horse, rounding up his animals for milking. It’s a tough life. The hours are long, transport is a problem, and his customers often want their deliveries very early. He often has a lot of milk is left over which he makes into cheese, which he has to sell cheaply. But a new business scheme is starting to change his fortunes. Working with one of the country’s biggest dairies, he takes his milk to a central collection point; part of the journey is by canoe along the river. Now he gets a guaranteed income, and his business is starting to flourish. A Cowboy’s Story explains how this new initiative is transforming the lives of farmers like Javier.