Hand Crafted Wood Accent Table, "Carrying Water"
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Winfred Korley carves a beautiful table of sese wood, crowned with an image of the African continent. On its base, a woman carries a jar of water on her head. "This is a konsuo table," the artisan explains. "In the Akan language of Ghana's Ashanti region, 'konsuo' means 'someone who fetches water.'"
Winfred Korley has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, his raw material, to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.