A loan of $500 helped to buy wax, polish, paint, and chamois cloths for shoes.


Gladys's story

Gladys is an artisan from the city of Ibarra. She lives with her husband and her children. She is a happy, modest, and very hardworking person. She says that work is the basis for building her dreams and her children's dreams. Gladys will invest the loan she requested from FODEMI in buying materials to do her job as a shoeshiner: wax, polish, paint, and chamois cloths for shoes. Her work is being more recognized in the city and she has more customers all the time because they see her as an enterprising person. Gladys's dream is to have her own business selling food in her house. She knows her job has given her a lot of satisfaction, so her dream will be a reality very soon.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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