Total loan: $5,000


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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, metal plates and polish for his craft business.

Salihu's story

Salihu is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved wood masks and sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, metal plates and polish.

Salihu has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"Upon the death of my father, I was sent to live with one of my father's closest friends, a renowned traditional carver to the then Akwamu chief and the people of Akwamu," Salihu says. "I worked with him for about 15 years, during which time I learned the styles and techniques of the Ashanti and Akwamu people. My work began to flourish and achieve recognition, and today, I have apprentice carvers working with me to learn the art of carving."

"I thank you for the support through this loan, as it helps ensure that I will be able to replenish my products consistently."

Use the link below to view Salihu's hand-carved wood masks and sculptures on the NOVICA site: