Meet Ana


One of the women whose life could be dramatically impacted by the Spanish Teacher’s Co-Op is Ana Mamani. Already a “host mother” to volunteers who live with her and her family, Ana wants to become a teacher in order to help visitors to Ollanta better communicate with their host families and in their work. The additional income would allow Ana and her family greater economic stability, and she would use the money for better healthcare and educational opportunities for her children, Shura, 18, and Fabricio, 18 months.

You can help Ana become a teacher by donating via Global Giving – donate on October 19th to have your gift matched! Even $10 goes a long way in empowering women like Ana to learn life changing skills and support their families.

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About Awamaki

Awamaki is a nonprofit fair trade social enterprise dedicated to connecting Andean artisan weavers with global markets. We collaborate with women artisans to support their efforts towards educational and financial independence by co-creating beautifully handcrafted knit and woven accessories using hertiage techniques.