Twenty-six year-old Rosario Gonzalez taught herself to sew as a young girl when she had to make clothes for herself and her younger sisters. She became a seamstress to support her family, but work was inconsistent, low-paying, and har d to find. One day a friend told her about an opportunity to join a women’s sewing cooperative which partners with Mercado Global. Today, Rosario earns a fair-wage and supports herself and her three-year-old daughter. As a single working mother Rosario can attest to the difficulties that life can bring, but she is hopeful that one day she will be able to afford her own house in which raise her daughter.