My name is Lucia and I am 38 years old. I am a wife and the mother of two children (Josefa, age 8, and Albano, age 11). Participating in the Madres Artesanas group has provided a great opportunity for me to grow and to learn craft techniques such as embroidery. In addition, I am able to earn a dignified income for my products which has helped with my family’s economy. I enjoy sewing ornaments and cuddly toys. Every time I make a new product, I like to think about the person or child who will receive it and I imagine where they will display it in their home.
I dream that our products will travel the world someday and that our brand will be recognized across the globe. If our store grows, our families and community will benefit. I also believe that my work supports a better education for my children (Josefa wants to be a doctor and Albano wants to be an architect). I also dream that, if all goes well, I can continue studying. I would like to be a nurse or physical therapist.
I am grateful to everyone who buys our products as they support our families and our community for a better quality of life.