Georgia has been taking sandal-making courses for over 6 months with our organization. She has been one of the most outstanding students of the course, as she has been very dedicated to learning and improving her skills. She started her sandal-making business after three months in the course. Her daughters helped her out with some start-up capital so she could buy supplies and get her business going. She will use the loan to invest in more materials for sandal-making and also to buy a glass display case where she can offer her products to the public.
Georgia has been living in Guayaquil for about 11 years after leaving her home town of Esmeraldas. She left because she wanted to provide her children with better education and opportunities. Currently, one of her daughters is in college and the others are finishing their high school studies.