June 22, 2016


A young breadwinner finds passion and purpose in work.Just 18 years old, Marta is filled with dreams for the future. After the death of her mother when she was just 8 years old, this eldest child took on the responsibility of caring for her father and younger sisters. Her drive to succeed fills her father with pride; she says he has taught her how to love what she has—even if she doesn’t have all that she wants. Marta makes the wooden molds for all our bags, and her love for her work motivates her in everything that she does.

Photo of HappeeBaggee weaver Marta

Marta working in her home on a HappeeBaggee