Handmade African Wood Mask with Tree of Life Theme, "Tree of Life"
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Sharing her love of nature, artisan Anna Yawson from Ghana presents this original mask design featuring a tree icon carved into the headdress. The elongated mask is carved by hand from native sese wood and painted black and green. "I believe when the last tree dies the last (person) dies as well", confides the artisan.
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.