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Martha Ticona

Age: 30 years old

Civil status: Married

Location: District of Mazocruz

Martha was one of four artisans who had the change to travel to Spain.  There they showed off the qualities of alpaca fiber, got to know the European market and shared their experiences and dreams with other women.  She remembers that people always treated her with enthusiasm and warmth, everyone liked their typical dress and they felt famous because everyone asked for photos and called them “The Manuelas”.  This is how they spent their ten day stay in Madrid. When she returned home, she felt that it had been a dream but the happiness that she was shown at home made her realize that it had been real.

What do you plan to do now?

I am going to meet with my companions to tell them that we have to get ready for the orders than are going to come.

Why should people buy alpaca fiber garments?

Because this helps us to move forward.  Each garment is hand knit with a lot of hard work and care.

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