A loan of $500 helped to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.


Godfred's story

Ghanaian artisan Godfred specializes in hand-carved African masks. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.

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

"As a child, I used to make boats with worn-out metal utensils, which I'd float in water. 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. 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 really do not know where I would be now if it wasn't for the support I have been receiving from you through your contributors to this microcredit. I thank you so much."

Use the link below to view Godfred's hand-carved wood masks on the NOVICA site: www.novica.com/kiva/7252



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