A loan of $1,000 helped to pay for improvements to his workshop.

Abdul's story

Abdul is a wood carver from Ghana. He would like to expand his workshop.

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

"I always knew I wanted to paint, but wasn't sure I could make a living out of it, so I looked into other fields too. I observed master carver Musa at his workshop for a period of time, then I picked up a log of wood and started carving out a mask as I had observed him doing. This surprised Musa and he was willing to help me perfect the skill. I developed a love for this new art, and that's how I eventually became a master carver too!"

"I want to thank all of you who are helping me. The last loan I received did such a lot of good! Now I'd like to expand my small workshop. This money will help me to achieve my target."

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


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