A loan of $200 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and also to employ additional workers to assist her in production.


Akwele's story

Akwele is an artisan in Ghana who specializes in handcrafted jewelry made from recycled materials. She would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and she would also like to employ additional workers to assist her in production.

Akwele has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

"I believe in art and in practicing it in a clever way. I have followed my passion to express myself naturally. My work is a continuous process of experimentation, research, and development, and this has earned me a number of awards nationally and internationally for both my paintings and my jewelry collections. One can never finish discovering what nature has to offer, so from a place of the spirit and with joy, gratitude, and delight I am going deep and deeper with my works in order to share with the world."

"I thank you for your support via this microcredit, as it allows me to continue making my jewelry."

Use the link below to view Akwele's recycled paper jewelry on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/1847



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