A loan of $150 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood, paints and sandpaper to continue production.


Divine's story

Divine is a Ghanaian artisan who specializes in hand-carved sculptures and masks. He would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood, paints and sandpaper to continue production.

Divine has been selling through NOVICA since 2011. This is his story:

"My trade name 'Top Cambodia' comes from my desire to succeed in life. That’s where 'Top' comes from. And 'Cambodia' is in honor of my paternal grandfather, who served there on a peacemaking mission, and who died the same day I was born. I come from a family of carvers, and it was my maternal grandfather who taught me how to carve. I would always stop by his workshop on the way back from school. I've managed to bring a few of my relatives in my village to join me in Accra. I make the designs, they carve them, and I finish them. My experience as a carver helps me judge when a piece has been properly carved, so I also do quality control."

"I thank everyone involved in this microcredit for thinking about me and for giving me this opportunity. It will enable me to buy more materials for the creation of new designs."

Use the link below to view Divine's masks and carvings on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=8128



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