July Mamani

"Always... always.... always 
find a reason to laugh"
Hello friends! 

My name is July, and I'm 21 years old.  I recently had the joy of becoming a mom. My daughter is seven months old and she means the world to me. 

Being a single mother is not easy, but I am very lucky to have my mum who helps me out. Unfortunately, soon after I had my baby I was diagnosed with HIV. It has not been easy for me to accept this, but I do my best to stay strong.

My dream is to become an engineer and support my mum and daughter. Even though I have not been knitting for long, I'm proud of my quick progress and do this with all my heart (my mom helps me too!).

I want to deeply thank everyone at the beyond Beanie community for your support.

Love from Bolivia,



Send July a "thank you" or a "hello"!  To do so, please write an email to artisans@beyondbeanie.org indicating your artisan's name.