Handmade Orange and Black African Wood Wall Mask, "Ahinkwa"
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Anna Yawson in Ghana presents an original mask design that it simple yet bold. The elongated mask is carved by hand from sese wood and painted bright orange and black. The artisan names the design ahinkwa, which means "king's servant" in the Twi dialect of the Akan tribe.
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.