Reina is a 52 year old married woman who, despite only a 1st grade education, takes a lot of leadership responsibility within the group. Having learned to crochet from a friend, she is proud of her work and works diligently to put forward only the best work which she feels represents her. She does not have any children and feels like Santa Rosa Stitches gives her purpose, “Before Santa Rosa Stiches, I felt like a boring person, but now I feel like my time is my job and I’m able to help my husband.”
Reina is a wonderful person and like several of the women in the group, we wonder what she would have been capable of if she had grown up in a different situation. She has a confidence about her that you wouldn’t expect and her drive to do the best with what she has is refreshing.