This collection was made in Kenya, with our social enterprise partners Artisan Fashion.
82% of the artisans were women
A total of 124 artisans worked on this order, producing 1760 units.
52% of artisans saved part of their income from the order, and used it to pay for school fees and other needs
100% Worker satisfaction was recorded
East African Cotton Canvas
East African Cow Leather
Cotton Waxed Cord
Glass Seed Beads
Building capacity is a key part of our work. During this order, 100% of artisans received training, which contributed to their income generating prospects.
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“I am a mother of four and member of Bega Kwa Bega.
I have been working with Artisan Fashion for over six years. I earn a descent income, which helps me provide for my children including paying school fees. I complement my income with other odd jobs like doing laundry but the income is nothing compared to what I earn from Mimco through Artisan Fashion and for that I am grateful.”
Nancy Njeri, 46 years old
“I am a poultry farmer and member of Sanata Women’s Group. The good thing about working on Mimco orders through Artisan Fashion is that you also get time to work on other things! I work from 9 am to 4pm then go home to look after my chickens. The income from MIMCO serves as capital for my poultry business, which has really helped me expand. I am totally thankful to Artisan Fashion and Mimco.”
Joyce Orangi, 48 years old
“I work with Bega Kwa Bega. Being a young mom living in the slums can be challenging. Working with Artisan Fashion has helped keep myself occupied with an activity that helps me earn money hence I can be able to support my young daughter as well avoiding bad company.”
Beth Nyambura, 26 years old
“I am a member of Ambassadors of Hope, and an ambitious business lady. I saved the income from Mimco through Artisan Fashion and opened a salon! It is doing well as I have also employed someone to help me when busy with Mimco jobs. Now I am saving to open a beauty shop next to my salon before the end of this year. All thanks to Mimco and Artisan Fashion”
Carol Wanjiru, 26 years old