Sewing class in Peru is ‘home’ for Venezuelan woman
By Nicole Neri and Anikka Abbott , Cronkite Borderlands Project | Wednesday, June 19, 2019
LIMA, Peru – Cleofe Jauregui has become like family to about a dozen Venezuelan refugee women who gather weekly to share stories, sew bags to sell and learn how to live life away from their home country.
“To me, they are not from another country,” said Jauregui, who has been inviting refugee women to her home since last summer. “To me, they have become like a family, and sometimes blood isn’t what makes you family but the quality person you are.”