María tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for ten years. She currently has a business selling food. This is a business that she learned from her parents and her evangelical school. She has been in this business for fifteen years and has a lot of customers.
María will use her loan to increase her merchandise (to prepare her food). She will buy her merchandise in El Alto, in the 12 de Octubre neighborhood and will make her sales from her fixed sales location, from Monday to Friday. This work allows María to make money to support her family. She is married and has four children.
When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the savings and the speed with which you can get a loan.
La señora María, indica que hace diez años que trabaja con Pro Mujer. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de comida que aprendió de sus padres y de la escuela evangélica desde hace quince años, ganado muchos clientes.
El crédito que ahora sacará es para incremento de mercadería (para la elaboración de comida), las que comprará en El Alto, en la 12 de octubre y lo venderá en su puesto fijo de lunes a viernes. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene cuatro hijos.
Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el ahorro y el préstamo rápido.
This is a Group Loan
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