Maria Jose Ponce
I was born in the beautiful department of Alta Verapaz in 1979. I grew up there, surrounded by the most amazing natural scenery, so it's no wonder that I have a deep love of nature.<br><br>I create innovative and functional designs for furniture, kitchen and home decor.<br><br>When I was in cooking school I realized that what all of us cooks have in common is a need to have useful articles in plain sight. It's exciting to know that other people share my vision and that's why I'm very happy and grateful to be a part of Novica. Through you, I am able to contribute to raising people's perception of my beloved Guatemala wherever they are in the world. Guatemala is my home, and I want my children to love my country as much as I do.<br><br>It hasn't been easy, though. I've had to face painful situations but the love I receive from the people around me and my passion for design have pulled me through and carry me forward. <br><br>Time has taught me that success arrives to those who never give up, and that every stumble has turned me into the strong woman I am today - happy and perseverant!