A loan of $800 helped to hire additional artisans and to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood and polish for production.


Eric's story

Eric is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved African masks and drums. He would like to hire additional artisans as well as invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood and polish for production.

Eric has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"During school summer holidays, I would visit my brother, who taught me how to carve. With help from my family, especially my brother, I was able to open my own workshop in the town where I grew up. Sese, a common wood harvested in eastern Ghana, is my primary material. Masks and profiles comprise the majority of my art. My inspiration comes naturally, although sometimes I carve based on my customers' ideas.

I thank the people who funded this microcredit. I promise to work very hard to make the repayment on time."

Use the link below to view Eric's African masks and drums on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/2275



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