“You can learn millions of things if you feel capable and work with perseverance. It has been a difficult journey, but with the help of my loved ones, I have been able to strengthen my spirit and will in order to continue working for my family and my country, but above all, for myself.
“My name is Natali. I was born in a family of very humble people. Since I was the oldest child, I had to do a lot of chores for my age. Unfortunately, we did not have the support of my mother, which forced me to do all of the daily chores and work from a young age in order to provide for my brothers. We were not able to go to school, but together we were able to get by.
“Ever since, I wanted to begin creating new things. My creations were not much; I struggled to make jewelry from little stones I found, along with wood and other pieces. As time went on, I learned about items I could make in a small school of paper art. This was how I learned the basics. Due to financial concerns, I could not continue, but this did not deter me. I set myself to making new pieces and experimenting, and with this I was able to create new works.
“I had my precious daughter, Yackelin, 15 years ago. She came to be the light of my life, giving me new strength to continue. In her eyes I saw the perfection of God’s creation, and I carried on for her, despite my depleted strength. As she grew up, she became interested in being able to help me in creating my pieces. As they say, “The student surpasses the teacher,” and so it was. She has the gift of design, of seeing colors, and combining different forms in the best ways. Together, we make a fantastic team. It fills me with happiness to be able to create these pieces.
“Today, we present this line of pieces that is totally inspired by the beauty of nature. Each piece has a unique touch, and is created with a lot of dedication.As mother and daughter, we have become very interested in the ability to get ahead in life. We have a lot of dreams that we have yet to fulfill, and we know that we will do it with the help of God and the angels that we meet along the way. We hope that they will help us to carry on and become better at what we do every day. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity. I want to fill homes with the colors of the pieces that I lovingly make with my daughter, Yackelin. I hope that our work is to everyone’s liking and in this way we can contribute to the development of our country.”