A loan of $700 helped to invest in the purchase of wood sealer, a band saw and sustainable local woods like mahogany, cedar, granadillo, guachipilin and coffee.


Diego's story

Diego is a Guatemalan artisan who specializes in hand-carved wood art. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood sealer, a band saw and sustainable local woods like mahogany, cedar, granadillo, guachipilin and coffee.

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

"What I enjoy the most about my work is also my biggest challenge: creating new designs. Wood is a noble element, totally transformable, that gives you a lot if you know how to work it, treat it and take care of it. I remember with much gratefulness a companion in the first workshop where I worked. He took a lot of time to teach me things I never imagined possible to do with my hands. Now I spend some of my time teaching the young people who work with me."

"May God bless you for offering me this microcredit; you are like angels! By being able to purchase what I need I'll be able to continue working along with my team, which means we'll be able to continue providing for our families. The fact that you are offering me your support is something I will always cherish in my heart."

Use the link below to view Diego's hand-carved wood art on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/8047



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