A loan of $1,200 helped to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.


Francis's story

Francis is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in handcrafted masks and desk sets. He would like to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.

Francis has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"I come from a family of traditional wood carvers. While at school, funding was becoming a difficulty, so during weekends and vacations, I would visit my father's workshop and assist him by carving some products for sale. The realization eventually dawned on me to stay on, work on my own designs, and display my own woodcarvings. I opened a new workshop which my sister and a cousin manage and together we preserve the family legacy."

"Thank you all for this micro-credit, because it will allow me to double my stock, and this translates into an increase in sales."

Use the link below to view Francis's wooden masks and leather desk sets on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/3835



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