Ruth Mamani

"Never leave a friend behind."


My name is Ruth.  It is a great pleasure to have you here!

I was born and raised in La Paz, and I am a single mother with three children. The father of my children left me more than seven years ago, and at first it seemed as if my world would come to an end. My life changed even more drastically after discovering that I was HIV positive. I learned to knit many years ago and I am constantly learning new techniques, and haven´t let anything stop me from doing what I love most of all - crocheting that is!

My dream is to see my country develop and see my children achieve their dreams in life. 

Thanks for believing in me,



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