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Total loan: $1,600

Godfred

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

Godfred's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!


A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, brass, aluminum, nails, and glue.


Godfred's story

Godfred is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved wood masks. He has been selling through NOVICA since 2010.

As a child, Godfred used to make boats with worn-out metal utensils, which he'd float in water. He says, "Due to financial constraints, my parents could not further my education, and so I had to drop out of school and join my uncle, who was a wood carver. Thanks to the woodcarving, I've been able to educate my four children, and I know that, with constant sales, I'll be able to give them a brighter future than I had. This motivates me to wake up each day to carve!"

Godfred is requesting a loan to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, brass, aluminum, nails, and glue. He adds, "I thank you for making it possible for me to get funds for my raw materials anytime I’m in need. This will enable me prepare well for the Christmas season. Thank you so much!"

Visit http://www.novica.com/kiva/7252/ to view Godfred's hand-carved wood masks.