Spanish for ‘spoonmakers,’ Cuchareros’ artisan community in Guatemala was founded in 2000 to help area farmers earn extra income to support their families and expand environmental and health initiatives in their community. Using their talents in woodcarving, these artisans create unique serving utensils without the aid of any machines or powered tools. The Cuchareros artisans have worked hard to establish sustainable social programs in their communities, while taking special care to preserve local forests by only using wood from certified, sustainable sources.
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San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala