Every year we work on new projects, some are tougher than others. Some take longer time than others and as much as I wanted to share with everyone our partnership with Amarno Women Artisans. We had to wait and be patient.
I met Balbina the president of Amarno an association based in northern part of Perú, Her and her group of women work together making jewelry and other accesories. I first saw their work at the a art fair in Miraflores and I fall in love with their work, especially the intricate work behind their designs was simply amazing.
They weren’t very open to talk about how they make their work; I introduced myself and I talked to one of the volunteers who was also helping them at their booth, I wanted to know more about them and I began asking a lot of questions. I handed my Business card to them so they could see I wasn’t just a cheat chatter and a fake business person.
Working with women artisans in Perú is a blessing, sharing my knowledge with them and for them to see that there is really a world outside their village where everything runs three times or more faster that how they do things, isn’t easy for them to understand. But at the same time I saw them eager to fulfill their families necessities, I saw their willingness to work, their entrepreneurship spirit was there and as women entrepreneur all they wanted was to continue growing, but most importantly being able to provide a better quality of life to their families.
The barriers of communications have been issue, too; don’t expect an email answered within 48 hours; at the villages in Bagua Grande, there isn’t an iPhone 8 plus with wi-fi 24/7, there is just a simple cell phone that not all the times has signals. But again their willingness to work has always being there, and when I asked for samples made to my specifications were done correctly and that convinced me more that YES we could continue growing together.
Let me share with you a special video where you can meet the Amarno Artisans by Org by BIO
I choose products that would go along with the Evelyn Brooks huayruros collection that I have been promoting for years, going along with our mission that for years we have kept alive always giving back to those in need and this time creating oportunities for the Amarno Artisans Women.
In celebrations of Women’s History Months, let’s keep growing, support one another and continue empowering women entrepreneur around the world. #pushforprogress