A loan of $300 helped to invest in the purchase of wood, goatskin, polish, and sandpaper for production.


Daniel's story

Ghanaian artisan, Daniel, specializes in hand-carved items, including traditional masks and drums. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood, goatskin, polish, and sandpaper for production.

Daniel has been selling through NOVICA since 2007. This is his story:

"I'm married and I have four children, but I also look after five other children. I had already worked in carpentry when my brother-in-law, Samuel, taught me the art of carving. I specialize in traditional masks and African drums, and I usually get a good response from people. However, due to financial constraints, I'm not able to produce more work to meet the demand. I love to create new designs, so I constantly work to diversify my collection. I have taught more than ten people how to carve, and they are now also well-established in this trade."

"I thank all the people who are supporting me to increase my business through this microcredit. It will also make it possible for me to pay my children's school fees."

Use the link below to view Daniel's hand-carved masks and drums on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/6552



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