"I work with the most important fiber we have in the Andes — alpaca wool. Knitting became a huge economic help for me to be able to finish my studies and open my life to more opportunities."
"The most interesting part of knitting is that you can imagine a lot of things and bring them to life with yarns and needles. You can combine wonderful colors and work with all kinds of stitches. You can even invent your own stitches.
"I was born on April 25 in Pampa Hermosa, Ucayali where I grew up. After my father passed away, I moved to Pucalpa, then to Pasco where I lived with my mother's relatives. We grew apart after she began a new relationship.
"His death really affected me. I was only five years old and, after that, I've lived in many places with different people. However I always give it my best. By selling knitted apparel and accessories, I was able to pay for a technical degree and I feel more stable now.
"I studied conservation and forest management, and enjoyed my hobbies that included singing and knitting. I learned to knit when I was a little girl and began making clothes for my dolls.
"Little by little, I learned new stitches and began making larger pieces. I work with the most important fiber we have in the Andes — alpaca wool. Knitting became a huge economic help for me to be able to finish my studies and open my life to more opportunities. One day, I'd love to have my own shop and display all the designs that I work on every day.
"It's so gratifying to finish a design and see it just as you imagined it.
"At the moment, I work alone and sell my work in local markets. With the help of Novica, I hope to reach beyond our borders and send my designs to more places. I want the wearer to feel all the love and dedication in every stitch of each design."