A loan of $500 helped to purchase large quantities of wood for her carvings.

Ernestina's story

Ghanaian artisan Ernestina specializes in wood carvings. To strengthen production, she would like to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of wood. Ernestina has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

"I was born in the eastern region of Ghana and trained in dressmaking, but realized that the trade would not do well in my town. I therefore trained for three years as a wood carver, and began developing carvings on my own. Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I am glad that I have been able to not only infiltrate but also make an impact on the trade."

"Bless all those who assist me to enjoy a fruitful life through this interest-free microcredit. Through your support, I will be able to continue to produce more works, enabling me to pay for my children's education. Thank you."

Use the link below to view Ernestina's wood carvings and drums on the NOVICA site:

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