The Quichua women have been largely neglected not only by society, but also by the church and their own family. They are hard-working women: they take care of the family, but also the cattle and the land. Unfortunately domestic abuse is very common. A common saying is "even when my husband kills me, he will still be my husband".
'Knitting together' is a project Donata started in different Quichua communities, reaching out to more than 200 ladies (Christians and non-Christians). It is a time of fellowship, learning about God's Word, learning the abilities of knitting/cooking/sewing etc. The goal is to strengthen women; to lift up their self-esteem; to provide a safe place where they can share and build healthy friendships; to experience God's love.