A loan of $200 helped to invest in the wood, metal plate, polish and paint that he uses in his sculptures and wood- work.


Ahmed's story

Ahmed is a Beninese artisan who specializes in hand-carved jewelry boxes and figurines. He would like to invest in the wood, metal plate, polish and paint that he uses in his sculptures and woodwork.

Ahmed has been selling through NOVICA since 2008. This is his story:

"After completing my elementary education, I became a self-taught woodcarver. My creations are basically both decorative and utilitarian. My materials come from our environment, and I use various types of wood and plate to form different designs. I feel proud to have shown my art in Germany, the US, South Africa and Namibia."

"The first microcredit I received helped me enormously. I believe my second loan will let me improve my work and make it even better. I therefore ask for Allah's blessing for all the good people out there who have helped with this funding. Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Ahmed's hand-carved figurines and jewelry boxes on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/6846



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