Near Quito, there is an indigenous community living in Panecillo. For many indigenous women, there are still significant barriers to joining the workforce meaning that many women are unable to demonstrate their talents. Sarita was one of these women. Fortunately, Sarita’s passion and ambition meant that she wasn’t willing to settle and she was determined to work. Sarita knew that it was far more common for women in her culture to work in craft, embroidery or making clothes however she wanted to try something different! She now works with Faire and has embraced every opportunity to take on greater responsibility and develop new skills. Faire is delighted that Sarita has developed her computer and administration skills, but more importantly, her confidence has grown immeasurably as a result. Sarita hopes that her determination and desire for a bright future will inspire other indigenous woman.
I think this type of job is a real help, it gives us, as indigenous people, a chance to join in modern work.