"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33
"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you." Psalm 128:2
The main room of the shoe factory is filled with men, and some women, working hard to make a small living. The employees are paid based on each shoe they make.
Don Pablo and his sons work here together daily. One of his sons, Emanuel, is his apprentice. He is 14 years old.
Don Pablo's other son, Carlos, is putting some adhesive on the soles before they are attached to the bottom of the shoe. Carlos is 15 years old.
Don Pablo Reyes has been working in shoe factories for 35 years.
Waiting for materials to be passed through the fence.
Leather and cloth
The smell of the shoe factory is comparable to rubber cement and burning leather.
Don Pablo heading home from work.
The Reyes Castillo's home.
Don Pablo's 17 year old daughter and her son. Her and her husband live across the street from her parents.
Don Pablo's two sons after work. It is common for each of them to work 8 hour days and then head to school at 6 pm.