We are so thankful for each and every one of you who has given to our weaving program. Since Giving Tuesday 2019, we have had over 230 individuals give to this project and it has been incredible to see such a community come around us. Thank you again for helping us complete our first project with GlobalGiving! We are honored to have you a part of our community.
If you would like to continue to walk with us, we would love for you to be a part of these renovations and helping us open our new workshop and expanding our impact for our weavers and seamstress. Thank you for always dreaming big with us!
Good Morning! Since Giving Tuesday of last year, we started growing our weaving program at Imani Collective and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. This project has helped us keep the art of weaving alive in Kenya.
The weaving and wool spinning trades are quickly disappearing from the artisan sector in Kenya, and it is hard to come by experienced workers trained in the craft to help meet the demand.
As you know, in 2019, Imani Collective made strides to close this gap by implementing new wool spinning and weaving training programs. These programs not only helped meet demand and revitalize the weaving industry, but created consistent, restorative work.
Also, we need a bit of help in sharing about our new renovation project for our new weaving workshop! We have quickly grown out of our space and are looking to move our all of our weavers and artisans by October 1st to the new space. By moving to this workshop, it will allow for more dignified jobs to be created and for our overall impact to continue to grow in Kenya. We are so grateful for the transformative work we get to be a part of because of partners like you who walk alongside us daily in this journey. If you would like to give towards to the renovation project, please check it out here.
Thank you for all of your generosity over the years. We are extremely grateful for each and everyone of you.
Since March 2020, when Kenya registered its first case of COVID19, we’ve had to change our focus from training the 10 women in the art of weaving to training them along with the rest of the artisans on the application of COVID19 preventive measures in accordance to the guidelines received from the Ministry of health. During this time, we have been able to disburse food relief as well as sanitary care to all our artisans as they navigate uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
With us having to shut down the workshop, being on lockdown and the virus spreading across Kenya within these 3 months, we are grateful that none of our artisans or staffs has contracted the virus (so far) as they have been equipped with accurate and adequate information on how to stay safe, maintaining social distancing and sanitization, along with provision of masks and soap while they are at home.
We continue to thank you for your generous support in this project as we look forward to the new normal and resuming work in full capacity to continue in training these women in weaving.
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