Roxhanna has two daughters, Stephanie (12) and Paola (4), and loves working locally with Arte Comasagua.
"I am proud that I have a high school degree, but to get a very good job you need to at least have a university degree, and that was out of reach for me. Hopefully my daughters can have better."
When asked what she likes best about making cards with Arte Comasagua for Hope For Women she said, “Everything!! I have the opportunity to provide a salary for my household, and I am an important person. At a craft fair I made cards in front of the Queen of Spain and El Salvadorian President! The Economic Secretary sat next to me at a meal and we talked and talked – what an opportunity! I am really part of something!”
Her work allows her to help meet the basic needs of her family, like shoes, food, and clothing, as well as save for her future. She sees the new partnership with Hope For Women as a great opportunity to have more stability since she now has consistent employment, and she hopes this stable work will help pay for her oldest daughter’s schooling. Stephanie wants to be a chef and they have found a great school for her that they plan on sending her to.
“I love being around my daughters and family. Since I don’t have to go to San Salvador for work each day I save a lot of money on transportation and food that I can put towards Staphanie and Paola. Working here I can take care of my family’s needs and see after my kids.”