A loan of $600 helped to buy materials in bulk and in cash, like acrylic platforms, sheets for the soles, linings and rubber.

Glenis's story

Glenis lives with her husband and their three children, ages 17 to 20, in the town of San Juan Nepomuceno. In 1995 she and her partner began their business making artisan footwear. At the beginning she made sandals for her daughters and some friends, and through their first buyers she gradually became known among her neighbors who liked her designs. Glenis already knew how to sew before this business, and added this knowledge, learning about sewing soles and linings which are her part of the operation. Her goal is to have a bigger workshop with modern machines that will make the work easier and encourage employment, helping to generate more income so that her kids and study and become successful professionals and improve their quality of life.

Currently she is applying for a Kiva loan, her first with the Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo, which she will use to buy materials in bulk and in cash - things like acrylic platforms, soles, linings, rubber. All of this will guarantee her success because it will let her make fashionable designs according to what her customers want, since Glenis works on request.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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