Below is our interview with María Pacheco from October 2020.
María Pacheco is a biologist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Wakami foundation. Wakami is a social system that connects rural communities to global markets in order to generate income and transform cycles of poverty into cycles of prosperity. Wakami is conformed by two organizations that work hand in hand: an NGO that gives professional training to rural groups of women and a social business that designs and exports handmade products made by these women for the global market. Wakami is also a handmade fashion accessories brand used to market our products in 20 countries around the world.