Artisan Organization: Lucas Sicay
Country: Central America
"Lucas Sicay is my name, and I am very excited to be able to present myself to you. It fills me with emotion to be part of this great family of artisans, and show a little of what I am passionate about and what has made me so happy.
"I will tell you a little about myself and what has brought me to where I am today, as a human and as a craftsman. I grew up in a very humble family, with few resources. However, my mother always did her best to give us the best. We had the essentials, a roof and food on our table, and that for us was already a luxury.
"I worked from a very young age, and I knew that I had to put hard work and effort into things if I wanted to get ahead. Not having received the education that every child should have in their childhood, this was harder than I thought. However, I did not give up. I spent days without having anything to eat--it was a nightmare. Many days I had to trick my stomach and simply sleep so as not to feel hungry anymore; they were difficult times." "