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Total loan: $2,500

Ali

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to make a bulk purchase of raw materials such as wood, brass, aluminum, and beads.


Ali's story

Ali is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved wood masks and jewelry. He would like to make a bulk purchase of raw materials such as wood, brass, aluminum, and beads. Ali has been selling through Novica since 2012. This is his story:

“I got interested in wood carving when I was a child, when I used to visit my brother Salihu's workshop. I would go to his workshop when I returned from school and try my hands at sanding masks. When I completed junior high school, my parents could not further my education, and so I joined Salihu at his workshop. I have taught other carvers, and currently have four carvers working with me. I love the art of mixing colors and fixing aluminum plates to design an item. My hope is to become successful and be able to assist several people who cannot further their education due to financial constraint.”

“I thank Allah that you have always been there for me. Your help for this loan will enable produce more items to take advantage of our upcoming peak season. I will forever thank you.”

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

http://www.novica.com/kiva/8473/