Meet Rosie L.

  • Was able to get out of debt.

Rosie is in her fifties and has seven children. Her husband is a welder with no permanent income. She also works for a company that makes embroidered products and sewing bags. She considered the Work of Your Hand coffee bag project a blessing, as it came at time when there were no other projects and the Christmas season was fast approaching.

Before the start of the project, she was wondering what to do to make their Christmas merrier, since she had no income for more than one month.

  • How she got started in this livelihood project:

Through a local organization, Rosie was able to sew bags to help fill the order placed by Work of Your Hand. Indeed, their family Christmas celebration became joyous, and she was able to buy new clothes for her children, food for Noche Buena, and even pay off her debts with the money she earned from this project.

Update July 2011

Unfortunately we have lost track of Rosie L. as she is no longer working with Work of Your Hand.