Veronica Barrero

"My three children are my the greatest joy in my life"

Hi, my name is Veronica, and I’m a wool artisan from Bolivia.

I was born and raised in Charazani, a very small town of 700 people about 4 hours away from La Paz, and which can only be reached by a dirt road.  Looking for better opportunities, I moved to El Alto. My family and parents are still in my hometown, and usually, I get to see them twice a year.

Through lots of effort and hard work, I have managed to own a group of llamas from whom I collect the wool to make my own wool products. I also to sell my wool to other artisans.

I have three children, Ximena, 15 years old, Walter, 12 years old, and my baby, Tatiana, just 2 years old. I'm very lucky to have a hard-working husband who does his best to provide for me and our children. Of course, life is not easy, therefore whatever work I do greatly helps to contribute to our family income.  

I'm a proud Bolivian woman who, besides the adversities, loves my country. I’m trilingual too - I speak Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.  

My dream for the future is to see my children become great people.

I’m very happy to be part of the beyondBeanie project. I’m glad that my work contributes not only to help my family, but also to provide meals and school supplies to street and orphaned children.

Enjoy my creations :)



Send Veronica a "thank you" or a "hello"!  To do so, please write an email to [email protected] indicating your artisan's name.