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The story of Matilde, a social visionary from Otavalo

It is 9am, and after a two-hour ride from Quito (the capital of Ecuador), the Andean town of Otavalo comes into view. Otavalo is well known in Latin America for the vibrancy of its indigenous communities. Denisse and I, team members of The Artisan Project in Ecuador, are in search for exceptional artisans to work with. Someone points in the direction of a talented artesana, Matilde, and we follow the lead to the outskirts of Otavalo.

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