CASA DE LA MUJER ARTESANA

DE MANUELA RAMOS

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Natividad Gallegos

Age: 28 years old

Civil status: Single mother, one daughter

Location: District of Paucarcolla

Natividad, as many other artisan women, had to deal with her husband because he was so firmly opposed to her attending knitting training sessions. Tired of such oppression, she decided to end the relationship.  Natividad is not sorry for her decision; to the contrary, she is calm and confident because her knitting allows her to buy spun wool and take care of her daughter.

How has Manuela Ramos helped you?

What makes me happy about joining the project is that I learned to be a woman of my word and to love myself.  I feel proud of my decision and that all has ended on good terms, without violence.

What advice would you give to single mothers like yourself?

I would tell them that it is important that women don´t just stay at home but also work and be independent.  I know that I will be able to support myself with my knitting.

Natividad-Gallegos

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