Hand Carved Wood Ornaments Elephant Rhino from Ghana, "African Mammals"
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Ghanaian artisan Anna Yawson's favorite thing about working with wood carvings is that no amount of material goes to waste. She designs this set of four small holiday ornaments, which are hand-carved from local sese wood in the shape of elephants, a rhinoceros, and a hippopotamus. These charming little creatures will look great on any tree.
- 20 grams
- 0.71 oz
- Largest ornament: 4 cm H x 4 cm W x 1.5 cm D
- Largest ornament: 1.6" H x 1.6" W x 0.6" D
- Smallest ornament: 4 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 0.8 cm D
- Smallest ornament: 1.6" H x 1" W x 0.3" D
Anna's husband suffered from a stroke five years ago. They currently live is different cities but she travels to see him every week while taking care of her two biological children and three adopted children. Her income from NOVICA helps her pay for his medical care and to support her children.
Anna Yawson has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, aluminum plate, and polish for production.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Anna cares for five children, including her two biological children and three that she adopted.
Anna supports the education of two children in elementary school and one in high school.