"The young people in the house learn from our elder folk, and as we grow up we get to decide if we want to make a career out of it - and this is the decision I took when I grew up."
"Born in Accra-Ghana, I am a hardworking and respectful person and I come from a family of carvers. I would say that handcrafts are our family legacy, starting with my grandfather and continuing through to this generation’s grand children.
"Carving starts as something my family does during their leisure time. The young people in the house learn from our elder folk, and as we grow up we get to decide if we want to make a career out of it - and this is the decision I took when I grew up.
"I just love working with wood, it's exciting to see how images are created. I was taught by my father, who is a professional carver. I have also taught several people after mastering the skill. I get inspiration from God and my dad.
"It has not been easy working on my own. I had to sell the few things produced to buy my set of tools and moved to be on my own. The challenge is finding customers though there are times when tourists come round.
"There is a funny moment I would like to share with you: I went to a restaurant to buy local food but I realized the prices were high. I was very hungry, so I asked of the price of the meat from the waiter and when he mentioned the price, I knew I could not afford it. I bought the meal without the meat and the waiter asked 'why didn't you buy the meat?' I felt too embarrassed to admit I had insufficient money, so I responded 'I am a vegetarian.' Now I can laugh about it.
"My hope for the future is to build my venture up and meet my clients' requests. My dream for the future is to enlarge my venture within Africa, and beyond!"