Her bed is next to a sewing machine and small pieces of children’s clothing line adorn the walls of her room, she “has sewn all her life,” says Victoria Lavayen, daughter in law of Luisa Flores, a seamstress who dresses many children in La 27 and La B streets (slums of Guayaquil).
In 2005, Luisa made a loan of $ 1,000 to the Crusade for a New Humanity Foundation to buy a sewing machine and fabric to work, “I heard Mr. Alvaro Noboa could help me if I asked him to and he did,” says Luisa.
Luisa currently lives with her son, grandchildren and her daughter in law, who helps her sewing children’s clothes. She makes cloths for playing, colorful and fresh. Victoria says that uniform skirts are the most demanded and that the busiest time is March because it is the time when school starts.”