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Total loan: $150
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Ibrahim

Ghana
Accra, Ghana / Crafts

A loan of $150 helped to invest in the purchase of wood, glue, sandpaper, and gas for his kiln.


Ibrahim's story

Ibrahim is a master carver in Ghana who specializes in African masks and sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood, glue, sandpaper, and gas for his kiln.

Ibrahim has been selling through NOVICA since 2009. This is his story:

"When I was a child, I had to leave school at a very young age due to our family's financial situation. Eventually I learnt the wood carvers' trade from my uncle. The greatest challenge I have faced is not having enough funds to purchase the materials I needed to work. My greatest motivation comes from people's admiration of my work – their comments inspire me to continue. I am now happily married, I enjoy my craft, and I share my expertise with the students I teach. I love this art form!"

"I say a big thank you to the people who make it possible for me to get the materials I need through this microcredit."

Use the link below to view Ibrahim's hand-carved wood masks and sculptures on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/7056



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 19, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 19, 2013