"My name is Agnes Amponsah and I was born in Eastern Ghana in 1947. My friends say I'm fair, honest and respectful. <br><br> "Since 1996, I've been a wood carver. I was taught at the art center in Accra and have passed on my lessons to others. My involvement in this art is a family inheritance. My sister had a workshop, which I took over after she died. <br><br> "My sister's workshop always reminded me of her, so I eventually started on my own in a humble venture. With time and hard work, I was able to expand my workshop. <br><br> "I love seeing how attractive and portable my carvings can be. My most difficult moment in life was when I had to go to Mankesim in Central Ghana but I was in a car accident that hurt my leg and left me needing a walking stick. <br><br> "I'm inspired by my children, who push me to work harder, and seeing them succeed in life is my greatest desire."