Besides taking care of her mother and son, she dedicates to sewing, Rosa Holguin lives in La Floresta 3 and manufactures handbags for a living.
She did a sewing course two years ago and now teaches her friends in the neighborhood, however she can not devote herself to work because she has to take care of Christian, her eldest son, who is 28 years and was born with Down syndrome (he has 85% of mental retardation).
“My child needs special attention and my mother has a delicate health,” for this reason Rosa works “at night when my son sleeps” until midnight.
Her 25-year-old daughter supports the home because despite Rosa’s sewing skills, she does not make enough for a living.
In 2005, Mr. Alvaro Noboa and Crusade New Humanity Foundation made a loan of $ 800 to Rosa to buy medicines and materials to work. She has a sewing machine, where she applies her effort and creativity to make the purses that appear in magazines.