72% of artisans paid for school fees with their income
8 Community groups, 173 artisans
41% of the artisans saved their earnings, and
5% invested in education, health, housing and
I am a 30 year old mother of three, however I have seven other dependants from our family. I worked on Mimco SS16 order as a tailor. Throughout the order I earned regular and good income which assisted me to meet my household needs of food, rent and clothing.
I am 26 years old. I was a supervisor during Mimco SS16 order. The order income was very important for me as it contributed towards my wedding which took place in December 2015. I also used the income to provide healthy meals for my household members.
I am 36 years old. During Mimco SS16 order I got trained on beadwork. I received good income which I used to buy meals, pay rent and to support my old and ailing parents in the village.
I am 22 years old. Before Mimco SS16 order I was stereotyped like many other Maasai men who think that beadwork is only for women. Mimco order helped me to discover that beadwork pays better than any other work my village could offer. I broke from tradition and joined women to produce Mimco beadwork. I not only earned good income during the order but it also changed my perception especially towards women in our society.