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Total loan: $3,000

Francis

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana / Arts

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A loan helped to hire additional artisans for his workshop and purchase a bulk supply of wood.


Francis's story

Francis is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in wood masks and leather desk sets. He would like to hire additional artisans for his workshop and purchase a bulk supply of wood.

Francis has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

Francis comes from a family of traditional wood carvers. "While at school, funding was becoming a difficulty, so during weekends and vacations, I would visit my father's workshop and assisted him by carving some products for sale. The realization eventually dawned on me to stay on, work on my own designs, and display my own woodcarvings. I opened a new workshop which my sister and a cousin manage and together we preserve the family legacy."

"All I can say is, I thank you for your unfailing support."

Use the link below to view Francis's wood masks and leather desk sets on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/3835/