Meet Regisla. I admire her strength, her intelligence, and her resilience.
Also known as Bibi (Grandmother) Nadia, Regisla is the grandmother and care-taker of Nadia, who studies at Glorious, and the mother of two. She entered our micro-finance program last October seeking a loan to build up her bar which served local patrons in a street nearby to Glorious. Last year her bar was an 5ft x 8ft room where locals would come to drink and socialize. Since successfully paying back her loan, she has now received a second round double the amount of her first. I was nearly brought to tears upon seeing the progress she has made. She has moved her bar into a huge room, filled with beautiful blue stools, with outdoor seating, full of people smiling and laughing enjoying the new bar their neighborhood now has to offer. We visited her home where she and Nadia live, and I came to find out that she built the room herself with her own hands brick by brick. It is incredible to see how much she has accomplished in such a short time. I am so proud to know her, and so thankful that Glorious can be apart of her story.