These lovely straw decorations are about 8cm long and come in a range of colours. They can be used as decorations on a keyring (clip not included), for a handbag, or even as Christmas decorations! They have been handmade by entrepreneurs in Peru supported by Lendwithcare's partner, CARE Peru. By purchasing their items you are helping them expand their business and market.
The decorations were made by Cecilia Yalerqué and her association of women entrepreneurs (pictured). Cecilia left high school, originally to work in factories, but she then learned how to weave straw from her mother. She originally borrowed a little money from her grandfather to buy materials. She now wants her Association to take out a Lendwithcare loan so they can employ more women in the community and build their own business to reach more markets.