Our mission is to empower artisan women in Kenya make a sustainable, dignified living using ancient skills passed down through generations in beading, weaving, basketry, sculpting, art etc. to provide for their families, support the community and be a source of economic development.
Our vision in Kenya is to establish a resource center that is a safe space for the women artisans to learn, grow and support each other. We aim to provide the resources needed in making quality products, training in ancient skills, design, business, arts, culture etc. Be a haven of community and women empowerment, provide education, food, nutrition and support for entrepreneurship and economic freedom. Create lasting solutions to the unique challenges affecting poor artisan women in rural Kenya.
We also hope to create a sustainable income for the artisan women by crafting a quality, authentic fashion and art brand in the USA to be a market for the handmade products and sustain our resource center and our cause.
Our Problem Statement
Impoverished artisan women in Kenya lack empowerment, market, resources, community support and means of making a sustainable living in entrepreneurship using intricate skills that have been passed down through generations in beading, weaving, basketry, sculpting and art. They already have the skills and use them in their daily lives. They need a group of fellow women that will help them realize the value and monetary potential in their craft.
Our Solution Statement
We plan to create a resource center for the women artisans that is a safe space for the women and their families. We want to instill value in the handmade accessories, shoes, bags, sculptures, art etc. Encourage a love and appreciation for the culture and ancient craftsmanship. Provide supportive programs that helps improve the quality of life in the community like training for younger artisans, education and child care for the young mothers, hot meals and nutrition, resources for the craft, etc. Build a fashion and art brand that helps the artisans make a sustainable living and empowers women through economic development.