Rose is, at 46 years, the reigning eldest member of Shanti’s vibrant textile group.
A widow, she supports a household of seven children, a mix of her own nine children and 12 grandchildren, solely with the money she earns from Shanti.
She is proud to say that all nine of her own children, ranging from 10 to 29 years, has either attended school or is currently completing their studies.
Rose has several business aspirations; in the short term, she imagines a plan to buy a fridge and sell cold drinks and juices.
GOALS: Hopefully with hard work and determination, she will be able to build upon a successful start such as this and open a small scale local shop selling clothes and textiles, similar to the ones she has learned to make with Shanti’s textile group.