How would you feel if you didn’t own a pair of shoes?
Many Guatemalans never have any shoes they can wear. They walk around on their bare feet on the dirty ground. The Emmanuel’s Group is a group of women who want money to make shoes for people who aren’t fortunate enough to have any.
Juana is a 39 year old with three children. She is a part of the group and wants to make as many shoes as she can, but also wants to use money that she raises by making and selling shoes to get her children an education. She didn’t have her own education when she was a girl and knows what her children will be missing out on.
I think this is a good loan because for us, shoes are just part of everyday life, but for the people of Guatemala, a lot of people don’t have access to them. It’s not fair to the Guatemalans.