A loan of $500 helped to purchase raw materials such as iron to increase production.


Byron's story

Byron is an artisan in Guatemala who works in wrought iron using traditional forging techniques. He hopes to purchase raw materials such as iron to increase production.

Byron has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story:

'I work in wrought iron. All my designs are completely original and crafted by hand. The wrought iron is created with fire and a forge. I never liked school much. All my life, what I've been passionate about is my work, my art. I have two daughters who are the light of my life. Someday when they're grown up and have their own families, I'd like to teach my art to my grandsons."

A message from Byron: "I want to thank all of you good-hearted people who assist individual artisans like myself. The economic situation right now is tough and I want to craft designs for Christmas sales. Thank you very much!"



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