Santa Rosa Stitches is a group of women in Chiltiupan, El Salvador, a small remote village in the municipality of La Libertad. For most of these women there is no way to earn a living as there is no formal economy in Chilitiupan. This is one of the poorest villages in El Salvador, as there is a 98% unemployment rate in the village. Most of these women don’t have electricity and work at night by candle light. Their homes are made of corrugated steel and have a dirt floor.
With the proceeds from Santa Rosa Stitches these women have been able to send their children to school, make improvements to their homes, obtain healthcare, and help feed their families. Santa Rosa Stitches has helped these ladies develop a new sense of confidence and a stronger voice in their village.
Please read the stories of each of these amazing women by clicking on each of their names to the right.