"We want to… make a future for our son because he is our greatest source of strength and motivation. Every morning, we wake up with the dream of seeing him graduate from college."
Oscar and Ilsa Morales are a husband and wife team of jewelry artisans. "I met Ilsa some years ago when I began learning... to work with silver. I began working with a prestigious jeweler in Guatemala City where I assembled the jewelry and she worked in a different area, refining and polishing it," Oscar says.
"With us, it was love at first sight. We felt a very big connection from the moment we met and we fell head over heels in love.
"As time went by, we decided we both had the experience necessary to set up a workshop of our own. We started from zero. I was a big challenge and a little scary as we began to craft our own designs. It was a tough beginning and a big investment.
"Little by little, we gained clients of our own. We began receiving orders and these people are still buying from us. They trust the quality of our designs.
"Today, our biggest dream is for our workshop to grow. We want to innovate with each new design and, with this, make a future for our son because he is our greatest source of strength and motivation. Every morning, we wake up with the dream of seeing him graduate from college and have a career he can be passionate about just as we do. We thank God for being able to achieve so much."