Luzmeña: Knitting Artist
“As I didn’t finish my studies, I felt I was not able to learn anything other than just farm work, but thanks to God and Compassion, I have discovered that I am able. I have skills that I can also teach my daughters,” says Luzmeña.
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“Now I can dream, and I pray that my daughters will become great women of God. My dream for them is that they become professionals. Whatever they want to study, my husband and I are willing to help them,” shares Luzmeña with a sweet smile.
Pauline: Produce Retailer
“I started my petty trade with just $2. I used it to buy green peppers to resell. My profit on the first day was $3. Then, I knew I could earn at least $1 per day,” Pauline said.
“I needed more funds to improve the trade and be more productive,” she said. “But there is no bank in the village I can get a loan from. Praise God, the Child Survival program allowed me to take the next steps in my business. I received more than $50! That really gave me a boost.”
Graseldy: Makeup Artist
“I have a dream to be a teacher and study about law after graduating from senior high school,” Graseldy said.
“I’m proud of myself, that I have not had negative thoughts about the pregnancy and I never thought to abort it. Everyone makes mistakes. I made one and I know it was wrong. I have failed, but I got up again to continue my life for the sake of family.”
Xiomara and María: Seamstresses
“I’m thankful for all the many benefits I’ve been receiving to raise my child properly. I get a monthly basket of staples, my 2-year-old son Anderson receives a new toy quarterly, we both get our birthdays celebrated, we attend recreational outdoor activities, couples’ retreat and now, I have the blessing of being part of the bottle holder workshop,” 25-year-old Xiomara shared.
“I’m happy to be part of the bottle holder workshop because I’m able to help my husband and sometimes he helps me too after his work day. Together, we earn around $40 monthly income. The best part of this workshop is that we can make the bottle holders at home so we can be close to our 2-year-old daughter Genesis,” said María.