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.