Evelyn Garakara is 62 years old and a widow. Two of her six children passed away leaving their own children to live with fathers. She has fifteen grandchildren; two live at home with her and her two grown children who are also artisans. Evelyn completed school through grade ten.
She has an illness that leaves her housebound. She is trying to walk around without her walking stick but has trouble moving about. She is grateful for the friends she has made through RecycloCraftz. They sometimes take her bags to sell since she can’t travel far. Evelyn wants to learn everything; is happy about RecycloCraftz, its leadership and what it does to help her.
She owns a shop that she rents out at the community market. With sponsorship she would be able to start a restaurant or boutique.