A loan helped to invest in various improvements to his workshop.

Daniel's story

Daniel is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in African masks and carvings. He would like to invest in various improvements to his workshop.

Daniel has been selling through NOVICA since 2015. This is his story:

"I am an honest and trustworthy person who used to weave palm branches and mold items from waste tins I picked up around my neighborhood.

"When I was 19, I fell very sick, and mother had to spend all her money to pay hospital bills, including money saved for my school fees. I had to drop out of school as a result.

"The good thing is that I recovered from my sickness. I was thinking of what I could do with my life and realized that what I desired was to craft things, so I joined my uncle who was a carver and he encouraged me to learn how to finish carved items.

"I teamed up with my uncle to work and get paid. I also trained several people who apprenticed at my uncle’s workshop.

"My favorite thing about this art is designing the aluminum plates and creating the symbols. I get inspired by what I see around me. It is my dream and plan to expand my venture to reach customers around the world.

"Thank you for supporting my business, which is my only source of income."

Use the link below to view Daniel's African masks and carvings on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/9750/

This loan is special because:

It gives artisans working capital at 0% interest rates.

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