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If The Job Fits . . . : Yerevan’s Shoe-Repair Woman.

Most men still get surprised when they first approach a small shoe repair shop located in a Yerevan suburb and find inside a modest woman, handling a hammer with her somewhat hardened, but still ladylike hands, repairing shoe heels.

For 20 years 50-year-old Gayane Ghambaryan has been in or near the shoemaking trade. She had always been beside her cobbler husband, helping him with the work. But when her husband died three years ago little did she imagine that she would pick up where he left and continue his business.


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