A loan helped to purchase raw materials including wood, stain, sandpaper, polish and beads; and also to hire more carvers to help out in his workshop.


Abdul's story

Abdul is an artisan from Ghana who specializes in hand-carved African masks. He would like to invest in a purchase of raw materials, including wood, stain, sandpaper, polish and beads; and he would also like to hire more carvers to help out in 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 really do not know how I could have grown to the stage that I have reached now without this support. I am very thankful to you all."



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

http://www.novica.com/kiva/7253



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