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William Joseph

Location: Mwenge

Occupation: Woodcarver

William is a woodcarver in the mwenge carvers market, commonly known as the “Makonde market” named after a tribe spoken by the people of Mtwara (a region in southern Tanzania) who form the majority of the workers in this market. William is specialized in making animal sculptures, mostly for the big five. He needed a support from Investours to allow him to buy enough wood materials (ebony) as well as finishing products such as wood glue, sand-paper and kiwi for polishing.

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