Merly creates handmade jewelry with her family on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. She vends on the streets of San Pedro, a tourist town situated on the volcano-surrounded turquoise lake. Merly and her daughter make their living selling their woven bracelets, seed necklaces and earrings to foreigners. All too often artisans like Merly are threatened by daily needs and are haggled by buyers to sell items for much less than they can survive on. For this reason, Merly is grateful to receive fair wages have the opportunity to be creative in her work with Ambos Designs. As an individual in a competitive artisan market , it is important for Merly to have access to the global market with her eco-friendly seed necklaces and other beautiful products.