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Total loan: $1,200

Theophilus

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials as well as additional tools for his workshop.


Theophilus's story

Theophilus is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved African masks. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials as well as additional tools for his workshop.

Theophilus has been selling through Novice since 2012. This is his story:

Theophilus says, "I am a calm, humble and quiet person who also loves arts and crafts. After school, I'd stop by the workshop of a local wood carver, Salihu, to observe him and his workers as they carved different objects out of raw wood. Realizing my interest, Salihu offered to train me. Within a short time, I could finish the carved items. At a certain point in time, my parents could not afford to further my education so I decided to continue learning under Salihu and pursue a career in this field. It is my dream to one day become the owner of a well-established art workshop and be able to employ many workers to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment in my country."

" I thank you for helping me to improve my business through Novica."

Use the link below to view Theophilus's hand-carved African masks on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/8505/