Carmen: Producer at Nisolo
"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I reviewed my Nisolo shoes a few months ago, and now I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Carmen, a producer at Nisolo's factory in Peru!
Can you share a little bit about your personal background?
I had my daughter when I was 24 years old, and while I had her alone and am a single parent, it was the most beautiful experience of my life.
What is your job description at Nisolo?
I am currently learning how to cut patterns, which I enjoy very much. Before that I was sewing.
Describe a typical day in your life.
On a typical weekday, I wake up at about 5 am. I start the morning with a bit of exercise, though it may not look like it! I do this to maintain a healthy lifestyle more than anything. Then I eat breakfast and prepare lunch for my daughter and me. Lastly, I get ready for work. After work and after dinner, typically I’ll watch cartoons with my daughter until I fall asleep.
What's your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is when I reach my goals!
What is your dream job?
My dream job is a Nurse Technician. It’s something that I have always wanted to do ever since I was a little girl.
When you aren't working, what sort of things do you enjoy doing?
Spending quality time with my daughter.
Has your time working at Nisolo impacted you at all?
Working at Nisolo is very important to me. Without my job here, I wouldn't have stable work and I would not be able to maintain my household or daughter.
For those who haven't been able to visit Peru, what's something you wish they knew about your country?
Peru is a very beautiful country. It is rich with culture, tradition, and delicious foods!
What is one thing you would like to say to the world?
I am grateful for the life God has given me and I believe it to be beautiful. I am happy.
Anything else you'd like to add...
Although many people are in need of money, you don’t need money to be happy.