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Train 10 Women + Keep Weaving Alive in Kenya

by Imani Collective
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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

Hello,

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.

 

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

F E M I D A    O T I E N O
Director of Holistic Programs
KENYA.
 
+254 723 301 932
I M A N I   C O L L E C T I V E
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Imani Collective has been able to expand in the last couple of months by adding capacity and training 10 new weavers into our weaving program. Through this project, we have been able to:-

  • Provided salaries for the 10 new trainees
  • Bought 10 Wool Beaters
  • Bought 10 Carders (Brush)
  • Bought 2 Spinner wheels
  • Bought 10 chairs
  • Bought 2 bench ladders and 2 tables.
  • Celebrated over 28 birthdays which included 2 out of the 10 new weavers
  • Provided 10 sessions of RISE ( Character building classes) which has helped pour into the new trainees with topics to build good work ethics and morals
  • Provided childcare for about 3 more kids into the childcare program.
  • Provided over 60 nutritious meals via our food program

 

This expansion through your support, has created a brighter future for these 10 trained artisans, caring for them holistically and in the process, being able to preserve the art of weaving in Kenya.

 

Thank you for your generous support.

 

Best Regards,

 

F E M I D A    O T I E N O

Director of Holistic Programs

 

I M A N I   C O L L E C T I V E

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Imani Collective

Project Leader:
Jenny Nuccio
Dallas, TX United States
$8,359 raised of $8,965 goal
 
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