Karen Jholani Arevalo Coca
knitting apprentice/special projects
Hello! I'm a 16 year old freshman in high school. I help my mom, senior knitter Norma Coca, part time by making the KUSIKUY yapa gifts, tiered pompom ties from alpaca. These are given as special thank-you gifts to KUSIKUY customers. Each pom takes me 3 hours to make. I work on these after finishing my homework and household chores. I hope to go to college to study medicine and am saving my earnings from this work to help pay for my medical textbooks.