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

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 are currently giving a recurring donation, we have moved your donation over to our Workshop Renovation Project.

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!

Jenny Nuccio
Founder of Imani Collective

Learn more about our renovation project here:
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ethical-workshop-for-artisans-in-kenya/

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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.

We would love your help to finish out this project with GlobalGiving and only have $586 to meet our goal!

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.

Sending my love from Kenya,

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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

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