100 Women in Peru’s Highlands Produce & Export to Foreign Countries

(LIP-ir) — 100 women living in Arequipa, Peru will begin to make sweaters, ponchos, hats, scarves, socks and gloves out of Alpaca in a modern textile factory which is to be inaugurated tomorrow, Thursday September 27.

The 100 working mothers in the district of Callalli, located in the province of Caylloma will work in the new factory and use the Peruvian material to make clothes that will later be exported to foreign countries.

Sierra Exportadora is the name of the project which is helping people all over Peru’s highlands take advantage of and export national products. The company Incalpaca and the Municipality of Callalli have contributed to the success of the Sierra Exportadora program in Arequipa, Peru.

Andina News Agency reported today that the program’s main purpose was to use the areas local resources (alpaca) and the peoples natural knitting and weaving talent to provide permanent jobs and a better standard of living for the families in Peru’s southern region.

The factory where the 100 women will begin to work will be inaugurated tomorrow by the Executive President of Sierra Exportadora, Gastón Benza Pflucker and other local authorities.

The district of Callalli is located 3,900 m.a.s.l. and has a population of 3,199.