A loan of $100 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and metal plates for production of his carvings.


Kobina's story

Kobina is a Ghanaian artisan who specializes in designing hand-carved African masks. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood and metal plates for production.

Kobina has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is his story:

"My father painted, and I also have a flair for drawing and painting. This makes designing masks something that comes naturally to me. What I did to hone my skills was to visit art workshops where I could observe artisans. I was so eager to learn more, that I got a raw mask and started to make designs and paint it with acrylics. The outcome was very good, and that is how I started in this art form.

"I count myself lucky for having the opportunity of this microcredit to enhance my business. I am very grateful to those who contributed."

Use the link below to view Kobina's African masks on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/8495



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