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Total loan: $500
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Ernestina

Ghana
Aburi, Ghana / Crafts

A loan of $500 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.


Ernestina's story

Ghana's Ernestina specializes in handcrafted African drums and wood carvings. She would like to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

Ernestina has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is her story:

"I was born in the eastern region of Ghana and trained in dressmaking, but realized that the trade would not do well in my town. I therefore trained for three years as a wood carver, and began developing woodcarvings on my own. Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I am glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but also to make an impact on the trade."

"I will always will be grateful to the good people who are helping to fund this microcredit for me, so that I may grow my business."

Use the link below to view Ernestina's African drums and wood carvings on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/1447



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: May 21, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: May 21, 2013