A loan of $400 helped to invest in making improvements to his workshop.

Godfred's story

Godfred is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in traditional African masks. He would like to invest in making improvements to his workshop.

Godfred has been selling through NOVICA since 2010. This is his story:

"Due to financial constraints, my parents could not further my education and so I had to drop out of school and join my uncle, who was a wood carver. I have trained about 30 people to carve and some of them have now set up their own workshops. I currently have five people working with me. In addition, some university students have spent their vacations with me as interns. Thanks to the woodcarving, I've been able to educate my four children and I know that with constant sales, I'll be able to give them a brighter future than I had. This motivates me to wake up each day to carve!"

"I pray that you receive Allah's blessings to enable you to continue supporting people like us with your microcredits."

Use the link below to view Godfred's hand-carved wood masks on the NOVICA site:

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