Amparo, currently 62 years old, learned to weave at the age of 8. At 11, she became a weaver by profession to help her mother and pay for her brother's studies, after her father's passing.
Amparo has always wanted to help the women in her country, especially the weavers. Weaving is a tedious process but these women do not have other options. She thus tries to make their life easier by ensuring them a fair salary and financial security.
Amparo loves having volunteers at Trama as it allows her to stay young, meet new cultures and new ideas. She sees herself as the bridge between the weavers, the Guatemalan culture, and the volunteers from the modern world.