For many teenage girls, babysitting jobs are a good way to earn money while going to school. But for 14-year-old Rosy of Honduras, life and survival depends on doing a dangerous job every day.
Beginning at 4 a.m., Rosy and her mom Fatima start assembling dangerous fireworks. For eight hours’ work together, they’ll earn just a dollar. Then, Fatima goes to her second job working as a maid while Rosy, who had to drop out of school, stays behind to take care of her two younger siblings.
Thanks to compassionate partners like you, mother and daughter received the necessary tools and training to start a successful sewing business. Today, they no longer have to assemble dangerous fireworks, Fatima is earning a better income, and her daughter Rosy has been able to go back to school to continue her education.