María, president of the Sartasiñani association, was the founder of the Sartasiñani community bank.. She currently has two businesses. Her first business requires her to leave her home and work in the markets as a street trader, selling toiletries such as bars of soap, shampoo, sponges, etc. Her other business is making little shoes for Barbie dolls. She sells these to her customers wholesale. Her customers then sell them in the cities which host 'la Feria de las Alasitas' (a market where they sell miniatures of everything that people use, including furniture and land).
María has been a widow for 16 years during which time she has had to look out for her seven children on her own. When we asked her what she likes most about Pro Mujer, she replied that it was being part of her group and being together.
In the photo, in the top left-hand corner, is Luperta (whose face is not visible in the original group photo).
La señora María, presidenta de la asociación “Sartasiñani”, fue fundadora de la banca comunal “Sartasiñani”. A la fecha cuenta con dos negocios, uno requiere que salga del hogar y vaya por las ferias de manera ambulante, vendiendo productos de limpieza personal, como jaboncillo, shampoo, esponja, y otros. El otro negocio es la elaboración de zapatitos para muñecas “Barbie”, que vende por mayor a sus clientes, quienes venden en las ciudades donde se cuenta con la Feria de las Alasitas (Festividad en la que se vende miniaturas, de todo lo que las personas utilizan, inclusive inmuebles y terrenos)
La señora María es viuda desde hace 16 años tiempo en el que tuvo que velar sola por sus siete hijos.
Cuando le consultan sobre qué es lo que más le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que "su grupo", el estar juntas.
En la foto, en la esquina superior izquierda, está la señora Luperta.
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