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Total loan: $500

Raymond

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of materials, including wood, brass plates, paint and polish.


Raymond's story

Raymond is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of materials, including wood, brass plates, paint and polish. Raymond has been selling through NOVICA since 2016. This is his story:

“My name is Raymond. My style of artwork is Abstract. I became interested in the arts while in school. I was taught by my own brother at the Aburi craft village. I couldn’t further my education after junior high school, so I went into carving to earn an income so I could continue my education. It took me three years to learn the carving skills, and I have been doing this for over 12 years now. I came to master this craft by having a good character and a humble attitude. I have been able to use the proceeds from carving to resume my education. My favorite thing about my work is the sketching aspect. I look at the wood and the design that comes out and I carve it. I start by sandpapering the wood, sketching, and then transferring the sketch to the wood. My inspiration is intuitive--I can’t explain it. I have also taught few people myself, so my art helps my community to care for themselves and also attend school.

I really appreciate your support. This will help me to prepare very well to satisfy demand this year."

Use the link below to view Raymond's wood sculptures on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/10514/