National television visits the knitting workshop in Ayacucho
And the knitters take the microphone.
The 'Asociación de Madres Tejedoras' en Ayacucho have been exporting their products through a company abroad. On América Noticias they presented their work and even sang a huayno for the hosts and viewers.
Many of the women who work there come from far away places. Lourdes Cristán Meneses was grateful for the coverage as it was the first time she was given space on television. She said that there are currently more than 180 mothers who make up the association.
Cristán also said that they work especially with alpaca wool and make everything by hand. As can be seen in the pictures. In addition, their garments are exported to Belgium, Canada and France.
Among the garments they make are mittens, beanies, headbands and bonnets. All of them for export. Another mother of the association said that it was Cristán who invited her to join.
Martha Risco, from Solids knitting workshop, commented that they use the association's services for production. "They are given the opportunity to work. We have been working since 2011," she said. Most of the mothers come from rural areas or from neighbourhoods further away from the city centre.
The broadcast culminated with a huayno that the knitters, led by Lourdes Cristán, wanted to sing for the visitors and viewers. They work with full benefits and a fair wage. However, they asked the government not to forget them, as the cost of living is rising fast and they lack the necessary resources to support their families.