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Total loan: $900

Ernestina

Aburi, Eastern Region, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a variety of materials, including wood, glue, sandpaper and polish.


Ernestina's story

Ernestina is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in African drums and wood carvings. She would like to invest in a variety of materials, including wood, glue, sandpaper and polish.

Ernestina has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

'I was born in the eastern region of Ghana and trained in dressmaking but realized that the trade would not do well in my town,' Ernestina says. 'I therefore trained for three years as a wood carver, and began developing wood carvings on my own. Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I am glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but to also make an impact on the trade.'

'I thank you very much for continuing to keep me in business.'

Use the link below to view Ernestina's African drums and wood carvings on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/1447/