Photo of Velestine

Age: 37

Lives in: Manafiafy

Number of children: 3

Stitch embroiderer since: 2012

Number of grandchildren: 1

Greatest embroidery achievement to date: “Buying cattle and being able to invest in my coffee business”

Favourite designs: Brown lemurs, fish, satin stitch

“Since learning to embroider my living conditions have improved because I can earn money from it. Now I can pay for medicine if we need it.”