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Total loan: $3,000

Salihu

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of materials, including wood, beads, brass, brushes, nails and glue.


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 materials, including wood, beads, brass, brushes, nails and glue.

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 helping me to grow my business, which helps me provide for my family and those around me."

Use the link below to view Salihu's hand-carved wood masks and sculptures on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/3753/