Meet Rosario O.


Rosario, who goes by “Rose”, is married to a man in the military; the couple was transferred to islands all over the Philippines before they finally returned to Cebu, Rose’s home city, to care for her mother.

While there, Rose was introduced to Work of Your Hand and the opportunity to sew for fair wages. She quickly learned how to make products out of recycled materials, which we then purchased and sold in North America to provide her income.

Within two years, Rose had earned enough money to buy her own sewing machine and began sewing custom orders.

“It helped me a lot because it provided money for my child to go to school to take a two-year Computer Technician course; she just graduated this month.” Rose told us on our last visit to the Philippines.

Since then, Rose has moved on to different employment. We are very excited to have helped her gain a new skill set and the resources she needed to better provide for her family.

Thank you for partnering with Rose. You are truly changing lives, one purchase at a time.