Awamaki Operations Director: Yovana Candela Munares

Yovana Candela Munares

Operations Director


Hometown: Lima, Peru

Yovana was born in Lima and spent a couple years during her childhood going to school in Cusco before returning to Lima. Now, she has been in the Cusco area for about ten years but has travelled a lot, to various places for work. Although Yovana has changed her role quite a bit with Awamaki, she is now working as the Operations Director. She loves numbers and manages the finances as well as the administrative, legal and social aspects of the organization. Yovana loves dogs with a passion and never misses a chance to talk to them when she seems them in the streets of Ollantaytambo.

Favorite Peruvian Dish or Meal: Ceviche

Favorite Place to Visit in Peru: Laguna Humantay

What they love about Awamaki: Seeing the results of our work and seeing the transformation of the women we work with.

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.