A loan of $100 helped to stock up on wood, polish and sandpaper for his wood carving business.

Kwadwo's story

Kwadwo is a Ghanaian artisan who creates hand-carved wood items, such as masks and sculptures. He would like to stock up on wood, polish and sandpaper for his wood carvings.

Kwadwo has been selling through NOVICA since 2013. This is his story:

"I developed a love for carving at a tender age. My late uncle was a very skillful carver. I used to sit with him at his workshop to observe how he went about his carving, when I returned from school. I just loved the beautiful items he carved along with other carvers at his workshop. He would sometimes give me pieces of wood to try my hand at sandpapering and I worked with him for 15 years. Before he passed on, he handed over his workshop to me and, since then, I have continued to produce quality items just as I was trained. It took hard work, determination and consistent practice to become a master of this art. Now I train people."

"I will be very thankful to all of you for helping me get money to produce my designs. Thank you so much!"

Use the link below to view Kwadwo's hand-carved wood art on the NOVICA site:

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