“Being a mother brings me so much joy. I enjoy watching my children grow. The profits I make from basket weaving I use towards paying my children’s school fees and food. My favourite thing about the weaving group is the unity within the weavers, there’s no hostility between us. I hope life will change for the better!”
Our beautiful handwoven baskets help to conserve a threatened forest full of wildlife in a dry area in south-eastern Kenya, as well as helping the beautiful women there escape poverty in their daily lives.
Your purchase helps to:
reduce reliance upon farming, which is unreliable due to scarcity of rain in this semi-arid area
provide an alternative to environmental destruction: an alternative to poaching vulnerable wildlife (elephants, zebras, giraffes…), or cutting down the forest for charcoal, timber and farmland
gives the artisans the ability to sustain their families. Most if not all the money that women receive goes straight to education, health and nutrition for the entire family.