72% of artisans paid for school fees with
9 Community groups, 100% worker satisfaction
As a result of the order, artisan income increased by 27%
East African cotton canvas
During this order a drought in Kenya was declared a national disaster. This impacted the lives of the artisans, who had to walk long distances in search of water.
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“I am a college student pursuing a diploma course in education. The order came when lecturers were on strike and so I used the opportunity to work. I worked on the Mimco Constellation 2017 order as a beader. I received a good income which I saved in order to pay my tuition fees for next semester.”
Elisabeth Silantoi, 25 years old
“I am a single mother of four. I did not get the opportunity to go to school and would not want my children to have the same experience as me. I work hard to keep them in school and was happy to receive work on the Mimco Constellation 2017 order. The income I received contributed towards meeting my desire of educating my children.”
Mary Joseph, 35 years old
“I am a mother of five. I participated on the Mimco Constellation 2017 order as a beader. I received a good income which I used to pay primary school fees for all of five of my children. I also bought new uniforms and improved my family’s nutritional intake.”
Jane Njeri, 35 years old