Awamaki Sales Manager: Melissa Tola

Melissa Tola

Sales Manager


Hometown: Lima, Peru

Melissa grew up in Lima and is the Sales Manager here at Awamaki. She manages product development, inventory and order fulfillment. She formerly served as our Tourism Coordinator. In her two roles, she has been able to create strong bonds with the women and many of our partners that send us tourists or by the artisans' work wholesale. Melissa loves to travel and hang with her sweet dog. She loves being surrounded by so much culture here in Ollantaytambo, although she finds the sound of farm animals at weird hours of the night quite unusual.

Favorite Peruvian Dish or Meal: Ceviche appaltado

Favorite Place to Visit in Peru: Pachacamac

What they love about Awamaki: Meeting with the artisans up in the communities.

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.