Impressionist Painting of an African House from Ghana, "Contentment"
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In this painting by Ghanaian artist K. Baka, a man looks upon his home beneath the light of the setting sun. Baka paints in an expressionist style, capturing the surrounding landscape with ease. The artist relates a personal tale: "Papa Kwabena is a pensioner from Mamfe in the eastern region of Ghana who takes a stroll near his house, admiring and thanking his stars for at least having a place to stay."
K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued 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.