Sra. Cristina says that she is participating in her second loan cycle with Pro Mujer. She was invited to join as a result of a door-to-door campaign. At the moment, she has a business selling light bulbs which she started 15 years ago. She learned this trade from her parents.
Cristina will use her current loan to buy light bulbs to add to her inventory. She acquires her merchandise in bulk at “El Desaguadero” (the region along the border between Bolivia and Peru). Cristina sells her products every day at the January 8th Annex and at the July 16th Fair. Working in this manner allows her to generate income to support her family. Cristina is in a common law marriage and has four children.
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Cristina said that she enjoys the health seminars.
La señora Cristina, indica que este es el segundo ciclo que trabaja con Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de promoción puerta a puerta. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de focos, que inicio hace quince años aprendiendo de sus padres.
El crédito que ahora sacará es para mercadería (compra de focos), que consiguieran por mayor del Desaguadero (frontera Bolivia, Perú) y los venderán todos los días en la zona anexo 8 de enero y en las ferias de la 16 de Julio. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella vive en unión libre y tiene cuatro hijos.
Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la capacitación en salud.
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