Gladys, 37, is married to Tiburcio, 48, and they have two sons, aged 8 and 10. Every morning, Gladys gets up at 4 a.m., does her chores, and then goes to sell sporting goods. Gladys has been in this line of business for several years now. Thanks to her efforts and sacrifice, she has been able to send her two children to school in addition to buying her own home. Gladys is pleased with her work and now wants to purchase more merchandise, such as shirts and shorts, to offer her customers a wider range of goods.
About Fundación Paraguaya
Fundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.