A loan of $650 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and other materials that he uses to create his authentic African masks.


Abdul's story

Abdul is a Ghanaian artisan who makes hand-carved wood masks and sculptures. Abdul would like to invest in the purchase of wood and other materials that he uses to create his authentic African masks. Abdul has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story: "I always knew I wanted to paint but wasn't sure I could make a living out of it, so I looked into other fields too. I observed master carver Musa at his workshop for a period of time, then I picked up a log of wood and started carving out a mask as I had observed him doing. This surprised Musa, and he was willing to help me perfect the skill. I developed a love for this new art, and that's how I eventually became a master carver too! I am now able to share this skill with others who I teach to carve." "Thanks to the first micro-credit you granted me, I was able to bring in other wood carvers to assist me. Now, I'd like to stock up on materials to continue creating my masks. I thank you very much for your assistance with this micro-loan!" Use the link below to view Abdul's hand-carved wood masks and sculptures on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/7253



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