“I am proud of what I have achieved, from starting with nothing, to having a job that I enjoy and leading the knitting group. Knowing that I can pay my expenses gives me a lot of peace of mind, this gives me financial independence.”
The pride shines through in the handknitted dolls made by our Peruvian artisans.
Each piece honours techniques that these women have inherited from generation to generation. Their goal is that their products ‘handmade in our country, will stand out for their beauty and quality abroad’.
Our artisan partners have a particular focus on providing work opportunities to women in rural highlands of Puno. The work enables these women to earn income without leaving home or their children.