HATA works with a number of small family businesses that produce a range of dolls and soft toys from their homes. A selection of their stories are shared here.

Antonia is descended from a family involved in the artisan Industry. In 2000, after bringing up three children, she decided to pursue her artisan talents and create a series of dolls. At the time there were not many dolls on the market, especially ones that represent her community , Huancayo, in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Antonia explored many different designs and after three months came up with the dolls she now produces for the market.

Over ten years her business has grown through selling to tourists and the domestic market in Peru. Her business sells over 50,000 dolls annually. This has enabled Antonia to become independent and buy her own home. Her daughters and sons are now working with her in the business.

The first doll created was a young girl and the family has been extended to include a mother, father and brother and sister.