A loan of $1,100 helped to buy soles, leather, bands, and adhesives for making shoes.


Jose Gildo's story

Jose lives in Guayaquil. His father taught him the trade of selling shoes. He moved on to become independent since he enjoys this type of work. Jose works alone and does not have a set schedule.

The difficulty with his work is dealing will the illnesses that come with age, which can make his duties a little more complicated. On some occasions, he is not able to work. Jose is married and his wife sells ice cream, gelatins, and ice pops. They also have children (one of whom appears in the photo).

This loan will be used as capital for his work. Jose will buy soles, leather, bands, and adhesives for making shoes. His dream is to have his own shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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