About Luisa

ENTREPRENEUR

BUSINESS
Artisan Apparel
Business Owner
COUNTRY
Peru
SUPPORT
Small Business Training

Luisa

(Louis-a)

The oldest of five children, Luisa moved to the USA from Peru as a young woman seeking the “land of opportunity” to help support her family. As a result of her passion for her Peruvian heritage – and her people – she founded Peruvian Treasures Knitwear. Her products come from small family businesses in Peru, who pass on the time-honored tradition of knitting and embroidery to future generations. It also offers a source of income that does not displace families who otherwise must move to cities for factory work to survive. Luisa graduated from the nonprofit business program, ASSETS, of which Sarah’s Hope Jewelry supports, and knows firsthand the importance of having the right tools for success.