August Update

By supporting fair trade you help support and empower artisans and farmers. Meet October's artists Silvia Huaman Loa, Esther Sarmiento de la Cruz and Nery Leon. These arpillera artists from the Lima area of Peru are just a few of the Lucuma artists that have benefited from Fair Trade.

Silvia is the head of our arpillera group and is responsible for the 15 ladies that create our arpilleras and hair accessories. She has worked with us since 2004. Her mother taught her how to create arpilleras when she was 12 years old. Silvia is always learning and practicing new techniques and likes to teach them to the other artists.

Esther is 63 years old and has five grown children and three grandchildren. She likes to go to church. She is always happy and enjoys meeting with the arpillera group.

Nery is 36 years old, married and has 3 children. The work she has done for Lucuma has allowed her to afford medication for her kids when they get sick.