A loan of $700 helped to invest in the purchase of more granadillo wood for production.


Salvador's story

Salvador is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-carved wood sculptures and puzzle boxes. He would like to invest in the purchase of more granadillo wood for production.

Salvador has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"My first carving was done with a tree root. I loved discovering images in the natural shape of the wood. I think what I like best about my work is how you can make any kind of figure from an ordinary piece of wood. Images from Maya art are the most difficult to do but they're prettier. It's interesting to work in an area that helps keep our culture alive, the culture of our Maya ancestors and all the animals of our land. Almost all of my carvings are puzzles."

"Dear friends, thank you so much for supporting individual artisans like me, because it's not easy to complete production. Thanks to well-intended people like you who offer microcredits like these, we're able to keep on working and provide for our families, our communities and our countries. Gracias!"

Use the link below to view Salvador's wood sculptures and puzzle boxes on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8237



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