A loan of $400 helped to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood, polish, sandpaper and glue to increase production.


Daniel's story

Ghanaian artisan Daniel specializes in hand-carved African masks and drums. He would like to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of wood, polish, sandpaper and glue to increase production. Daniel has been selling through NOVICA since 2007. This is his story: "I'm married, and I have four children but I also look after five other children. I had already worked in carpentry when my brother-in-law Samuel taught me the art of carving. I specialize in traditional masks and African drums, and I usually get a good response from people. However, due to financial constraints, I'm not able to produce enough to meet the demand. I love to create new designs, so I constantly work to diversify my collection. I have taught more than ten people how to carve, and they are also well-established in this trade. "I thank the people involved in this microcredit. It will help me to continue carving the works you have favored." Use the link below to view Daniel's hand-carved masks and drums on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/6552



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