A loan of $1,100 helped to invest in the purchase of more local woods, polish, sandpaper and glue.


Francis's story

Francis is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved wooden masks and sculptures as well as in leather items. He would like to invest in the purchase of more local woods, polish, sandpaper and glue.

Francis has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"I come from a family of traditional wood carvers. While at school, funding was becoming difficult, so during weekends and vacations, I would visit my father's workshop and assist him by carving some products for sale. The realization eventually dawned on me to stay on, work on my own designs, and display my own woodcarvings. I opened a new workshop, which my sister and a cousin manage, and together we preserve the family legacy."

"Thank you so much for taking part in this microcredit, because it will help me increase my stock. I pray that you keep on doing what you're doing to be able to support artisans like me."

Use the link below to view Francis's wood masks and leather desk sets on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/3835



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