As an entrepreneur, Glendy is savvy and resourceful. She sells fruits and vegetables door-to-door and has a strong base of loyal clients who support her business. Glendy has also developed strong relationships with vendors at the central market who set aside the best quality produce for her. Glendy’s business might sound familiar because it is very similar to that of Karen- whose story we shared last week. Glendy and Karen are sisters and work together, along with their mom. They share a strong partnership!
Glendy and the other women in her family all are self-motived and as a result, have been successful in gaining more economic independence. We also honor Glendy’s successful ability to empower and encourage other women outside of her family. Once Glendy graduated from our Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP), she became a mentor for other entrepreneurs participating in the project. Glendy and a small number of previous WEP participants formed a savings and lending collective. Right now, they are focused on saving small portions of their businesses’ revenue. Members can request small loans to invest back into their businesses. They are better able to pay back the loan by relying on their savings.
In a video on our homepage, Glendy tells more of her story and how her participation in Programa Velasco’s programs have impacted her life and her family’s. We are pleased to share Glendy’s story and how she inspires us to become involved in the community and support others, especially women entrepreneurs!