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Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya

by Imani Collective
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya
Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya

Summary

Imani Collective is a socioeconomic empowerment program focused on creating dignified jobs and taking a holistic approach to empowerment. We care about the whole person and want to ensure that they get adequate training to be able to excel in this life. This project will allow us to expand our program by adding capacity and training for 10 new weavers, which will simultaneously create a brighter future for these artisans, and preserve the art of weaving in Kenya.

$8,965
total goal
$1,847
remaining
78
donors
2
monthly donors
15
days

Challenge

The artisan sector is the 2nd largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who live in rural communities without access to tools they need to be successful, and one key trade is dying: weaving. Meanwhile, Imani Collective has been experiencing an increase in demand for our woven products, but there is a lack of skilled weavers available to help us meet this demand. We need 10 more weavers so that our business - and thus our women - can thrive.

Solution

Since 2013, Imani Collective has provided artisans with on-the-job skills training, consistent wages, access to education, opportunities for personal + professional growth, a space to dream big, a supportive community and empowerment through it all. With this project, we will hire 10 women and train them in the weaving trade, giving us the opportunity to not only further our mission of creating dignified employment for artisan women, but also to renew and reinvigorate the weaving trade in Kenya.

Long-Term Impact

Sustainable socio-economic empowerment of the whole person is at the heart of our mission. We believe that women around the globe have the capacity + creativity to uplift themselves, their families, and their communities - all they need are the resources. As our organization grows, so does our commitment to empower more artisan women, youth + families in Kenya. By training our new weavers, we're enabling women to both unleash their own greatness, and keep a trade alive for generations to come.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​imanicollective.com/​
Imani Collective - Our Story
Imani Collective Impact Report 2018
Meet some of our Team in Kenya!

Organization Information

Imani Collective

Project Leader:
Jenny Nuccio
Dallas, TX United States
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the Year End Campaign 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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