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Baskets of Hope from Lodwar, Kenya

In the northwestern section of Kenya, there is often a lack of opportunity and certainly a shortage of hope.  The arid, desert area has been drought-riden since 1982.  It is a very harsh life for the Turkana people who inhabit the area.  The women in the area make these beautiful baskets, but it is not a tourist area so they are usually forced to sell them for pennies to middlemen from the capital city.  Gifts on a Mission is attempting to give these women and their families a chance to sell their baskets at fair prices and on a regular basis.  It's a small glimmer of hope, hence the name, Baskets of Hope.  But this is not an easy project.  The villages are remote and getting the baskets gathered together and then 24 hours away to Nairobi is still a task we are figuring out.  Of any of our products and projects, your purchase here probably makes the most difference.  Thank you!

Click here to read more about these women and the area.

Click here to read more about the HOUSE OF HOPE Orphanage we are helping to start in this same area.

 

Each basket is completely unique so you will purchase the exact one in the photo, then we'll replace it with another. 

008 - $84 - 18" tall x 18" diameter

009 - $78 - 18" tall x 18" diameter

027 - $52 - 15" tall x 15" diameter - SOLD

029 - $58 - 12" tall x 12" diameter - SOLD

Click on a thumbnail, then click the large picture to enlarge.  You can also scroll through the large pics by clicking on the right hand side of the photo. 

 

UPDATE 12/3/09 - Please forgive us..we've sold some of the baskets, but have many more.  We're in the process of getting more photos up ASAP. Thanks for your patience





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