Total loan: $2,000


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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

Awudu'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 raw materials, including wood, brass plates, paint and polish, as well as new sanding and drilling machines.

Awudu's story

Awudu is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved African masks and decor. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, sandpaper, paint, and other supplies.

Awudu has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story:

Ghana's Awudu says, "When I was a boy, I'd follow friends home after school. Their parents had a carving workshop. They noticed my interest and let me try sandpapering the carved items, then I began learning how to design and finish a piece. I had to drop out of school due to financial difficulties and I started working on my own. I was determined to make it and was able to put my siblings through school. Now my dream is to further my education and expand my workshop to be able to train more people."

"I thank you for your help. Your support has gone a long way to make me proud of who I am today."

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