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Elizabeth Villanueva Diaz was named president of her handicraft assocation becaue of her enthusiasm for moving forward. Photo courtesy of Heifer Peru
Photo courtesy of Heifer Peru

Elizabeth Villanueva Diaz joined with other mothers in the high Andes of Peru to start a handicraft association. She was named president because of her enthusiasm for education and building a better life for herself and her son.

The women raise alpacas and llamas and sell the textiles they make from the animal's wool. Heifer Peru supports the group through training, which helps the women gain skills and knowledge.

Elizabeth says what she learns must be shared with her fellow workers and young girls too. By teaching young women to knit, she spreads strength and teaches them to never give up on their goals.

Learn more about our work in Peru.


Chelsey McNiel