A loan of $800 helped to increase his stock of products and create new designs.


Victor's story

Victor is an artisan who specializes in traditional hand-carved wood masks and sculptures. He would like to invest in strengthening his stock of products as well as developing new designs. Victor has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story: Victor was unable to study beyond elementary school due to financial difficulties. "I joined my brother-in-law, who was a master carver, specializing in traditional African objects. Since 1999, I've worked independently with ten experienced carvers. We use a hardwood known as sese for carving our masks. We use sandpaper and polish to achieve a smooth object of good quality. I use paint, metal plates and sometimes clay to decorate and preserve our works." "I would like to convey to you my gratitude for this interest-free microcredit. May the good Lord richly bless you." Use the link below to view Victor's wood masks, carvings and sculptures on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=3571



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