Maria Elida Benavides

Peru | Knitting Specialist
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Before joining KNOWN SUPPLY, Maria was unemployed. The only source of income for her family came from her husband, which made life difficult. Wanting to contribute to her household, she started looking for work. Today, Maria is able to help support her family. She is excited about the new opportunities that await and starting her own business in the future.

“I love spending time with my family and playing with my baby girl.”

“I want to start my own clothing and shoe business.”

“Thank you very much for your purchase. It means so much to me.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Kate Hall

November 11, 2018

Hi Maria! I bought a bag over 3 years ago, and I wanted to send you a message to tell you how much I still continue to love it. It is amazing quality, still looks brand new, but has been with me all over the globe! I'm forever thankful for your incredible craftsmanship. Thank you again xx

Dave Shilling

January 8, 2017

Maria, I received an AMOR beanie, exactly like the one you are holding in the photo. I cant help but assume it says Amor because it was made with love and your two hands. Its cozy and warm and perfect, and I'm thankful for you and your family. It will accompany me around the world, maybe to Peru some day!

Karla L

March 25, 2016

Thank u for my shirt, LOVE(Africa)!! I bought it about 7 months ago. Very comfortable. Saludos desde Sacramento California :)


December 25, 2015

Just opened up my Christmas gift to find a pike bag that you made. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love it!! I've been eyeing it up for a while and dropping hints to my family about this bag. Thank you so much for this wonderful bag. You are incredibly talented and I wish you all the best!

Lorrie Cartago

November 27, 2015

Hi Maria!

I would just like to thank you for crafting my new backpack (the Brooklyn)! It's wonderfully made and has great attention to detail. I wish you and your family the best for all your future endeavors.

Kate Gumbrell

November 25, 2015

Dear Maria,

Thank you so much for my beautiful weekender bag. I have recently started buying only ethically made clothes and products, and this was my first big purchase that I saved up my money for! I am a student and I work part time, so I have to budget, however buying from places like Krochetkids and knowing that beautiful people like you have made the items makes it all worth it for me! I also want to start my own fashion chain like you do. I wish you all the best with your dreams and I hope your family are well. Thank you so much Maria. I am in love with the bag- you are an incredible seamstress!

Love Kate

Dana W.

November 24, 2015

Dear Maria,

I just received the clutch I had ordered and it just so happens you are the very talented woman who knitted it. First, Thank You so much for creating such a gorgeous item. Second, You're amazing and so talented. Third, You're an inspiration to women every where and for that, I thank you. Keep up the great work and helping to inspire people like me (and your daughter)!

Dana from North Carolina


October 16, 2015

dear maria, after 8 weeks of waiting, today i got my pike weekender bag. i already love it. thank you for your great work.
wish you all the best. greetings from germany, isabel


July 6, 2015

Greetings from Texas! Just got my Pike Weekender bag today. It's amazing! Thank you so much for your hard work and attention to detail. I'll be praying for you and your family every time I use my bag. I'm hoping to travel to Peru sometime next year! God bless, Haley

Sarah Rose Shearer

June 20, 2015

Dear Maria,

Thank you so very much for crafting my backpack, I love it and it suits me well! I will be taking it to college with me as well as for traveling. We are blessed to have wonderful organizations like KK intl and I pray for you and your family that you will continue to flourish and work towards your dreams!
God Bless,
Sarah Rose

Lauren Walters

June 19, 2015

Hi, Maria!

Thank you so much for knitting my sleeve. It is beautiful and I'm so honored to have it. I hope some day soon your dream of owning your own business comes true. Your daughter is lucky to have a mother like you!

Lauren in Michigan

Katie Adams

May 26, 2015

Dear Maria,

Thank you for making my beautiful backpack! I love it! I have two toddlers so it will be so much easier to keep up with them without having to worry about dropping or losing my purse.


Jordan Sanders

March 4, 2015

I just received my tote bag in the mail. I love it! Thanks so much!!


February 19, 2015

I received my bag today and it is just beautiful! I have a baby girl too and I wish you and your family the very best. God bless!

Ryan Fedell

December 25, 2014

I was blessed to receive the knit hat you made this Christmas. I live in Michigan, USA and traveled to Lima, Peru a couple years ago. I love the people of Peru and hope to return some day to visit. I hope that someday you will be able to have your own business. Merry Christmas!

Nancy Hessler

December 20, 2014

My son sent a bag with your name inside. It is beautifully crafted and I love the idea of being able to purchase your products. Thank you.

Gregory Ryan

November 24, 2014

You did a wonderful job on my hat is well made and fits very well. Thank you for your efforts and best wishes for your future and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Becca Chuney

August 8, 2014

Hello Maria!!
My name is Becca, and I recently bought a beautifully made headband made by you. I absolutely adore it and wear it all the time. Thank you so so much for making it. Please know I'm always praying for you and your family, that you continue to be blessed and comtinue to bless others with your handmade creations. When you open your clothing business I will definitely be the first to buy out everything. God bless you <3

Margaret Tomeo

July 31, 2014

Thank you so much for the adorable tie! My husband is going to look so dapper in it! You really did a wonderful job! All my best to you and your baby girl, and best of luck in your business endeavors!

Thanks again,


May 2, 2014

Aloha, Maria!

I was so excited to open my box from KKi, and when I pulled out the beautiful bag that you made I smiled and smiled and smiled!
Your work is beautiful, and I will carry my new bag proudly. I am honored to be a part of your life in this small way and to know that you can spend more time with your precious family.

Thank you again, Maria!

- Anna in Hawaii

Katie Collins

March 26, 2014

I absolutely love the bag that you have made for me - it is beautiful. I hope that you continue to chase your dreams!

Meredith Richardson

February 4, 2014

Thank you so much for your crocheting abilities! I received a scarf you made as a birthday present and absolutely love it!