Indonesia “My favorite part of my work is the never ending circle of learning. Every day, there is something new to learn and discover. The process behind every piece that we do is incredibly complicated.”
Wiwik, 45, is from a small town in East Java, Malang, Indonesia. She was married young and had never worked a day in her life. After a few years, her marriage wasn’t working anymore. In 2011, a friend told her about a position in quality control for an artisan group. She got the job and never looked back. Now, she specializes in casting. Wiwik is inspired by her parents and children who kept her going in life every time she was about to quit. She is most proud that after deciding to leave behind something that was holding her back, she is now able to support herself, her parents and her children.