A loan of $100 helped to buy a drilling machine for his workshop, and also to stock up on the materials he uses for his designs.


Collins's story

Collins is a Ghanaian artisan who makes jewelry out of natural materials such as bone and horn. He would like to buy a drilling machine for his workshop, and stock up on the materials he uses for his designs. Collins has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story: "I was born into a family of artists and my father taught me to make jewelry using natural materials such as bone and horn. Right out of school, I joined the family workshop and worked with my father for eight years. I set up my own workshop when I married. I craft each bead by hand and use them in necklaces and bracelets. Although I now work independently, I still visit my Dad’s shop to share ideas on the trade and new techniques. I currently have a staff of two and have trained over six people who have moved on to establish their own workshops." "I want to thank all of you who help fund this micro-credit. I believe it will go a long way to help me produce more jewelry." Use the link below to view Collins's handcrafted jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8725



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