Sonia Quispe makes handicrafts and purses from the recyclable materials generated by Ciudad Saludable. She is the manager of Ecomanos, a micro-enterprise where she employs six women who transform recyclable material into wallets, purses, picture frames, and other items that are sold in high-end stores. She also leads workshops on handicraft production in schools.
Ciudad Saludable and Albina Ruiz have transformed my life from a waste picker, who used to collect organic material to feed pigs, to an entrepreneur who can support her family and even send one of my children to college. The children in my workshop in school actually address me as “teacher.̶...
- Chapter 8: From Garbage to Gold—Peru
- from Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass
- Released: March 2012
I think Pete knows many like Sonia. He can help them!
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