Sra. María Liz says that she became a member of a communal bank in Pro Mujer three years ago and was invited to join by one of her friends. Currently she has a business selling CDs and has done so for several years. She learned the business from friends.
The loan that she is now requesting is to diversify her merchandise. She will buy her CDs from markets on the Bolivian/Peruvian border and later sell them at her stall. Her work helps her family get ahead for she has a common law partner and three children.
When we asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the way the staff treated people.
La señora María Liz cuenta que hace tres años que integra una Banca Comunal dentro de Pro Mujer y que para esto fue invitada por su amiga; en la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de CD’s, mismo que trabaja hace varios años aprendiendo el mismo de sus amigas.
El crédito que ahora sacará es para diversificar su mercadería (compra de CD’s) los que comprarán de las ferias de la frontera boliviana y peruana y posterior lo comercializará en su puesto fijo. Esta forma de trabajo apoya a salir adelante a su familia pues ella vive en unión libre y tiene tres hijos.
Cuando le consultamos que le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella nos respondió que le gusta el trato del personal.
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