Maria

Maria

Without Maria,
No Baby Alpaca Silk Project.

Met her father in Rio in 2013:
World Fair Trade Organisation Biennial Conference.

Agapita knows no English I speak no Spanish.
But he managed to tell me her daughter knows English.

And our photo arrived as soon as I reached home,
Via email promptly sent by her daughter.

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Maria, who gave up her IBM job to help her parents,
Pottery artisans, weavers, knitters, and many more.

After 180 days and 175 emails
Baby Alpaca Silk Collection 2014 was born.

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Baby Alpaca Silk Collection 2018
After much effort and despite reduced resources

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And now father and daughter say
They’ll build a home in hometown Quinua for Stephen and me to stay.

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FM:)
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