Empowerment of the People today & the Future tomorrow.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just like many African countries, Kenya has had its problems. The country has undergone some politically motivated conflicts that have had a significant impact on its economical state considering that the country’s economy is largely reliant on tourism. Because of the heavy publicising of these unfortunate events in the country, tourism took a big hit as tourists were reluctant to visit the country. This inevitably had a domino effect as it created the problem of high rates of youth unemployment which then led to an increase of the use of illicit drugs, crime, prostitution and even left the youth susceptible to recruitment by terrorist groups.
Our purpose is to tackle these social problems in Kenya by creating employment for talented, local artisans and thereby assisting them to earn a livelihood and to impact their communities positively. Also, because the future of any society is undeniably tied to the development of its youth, we strive to attract young people to the trade by showing them they can evade poverty and the hardships that they have faced in their lives by learning this unique craft. Instead of assisting these communities through hand outs & charity, we seek to empower them to earn an honest living by applying their acquired skills.
OUR BUILDING BLOCKS TO A BETTER, BRIGHTER TOMORROW
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH JOB CREATION
CONSISTENT TRADE ENSURING THEY ARE CONSTANTLY PERFECTING THEIR CRAFT
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT DONE BY MASTER CRAFTSMEN.
EMPOWERMENT OF THE PEOPLE THROUGH JOB CREATION, AND ENSURING JOB SECURITY FOR ALREADY ESTABLISHED ARTISANS. ALL FOR A BETTER LIVELIHOOD FOR THESE TALENTED CRAFTSMEN & WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
WE PAY ALL ARTISAN 30-50% OF THE TOTAL COST PRICE.
AFFORESTATION & REFORESTATION PROGRAMS WITH OUR ONE-FOR-ONE PROMISE
A TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY PIECE SOLD
(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GREEN LOVE KENYA)
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING OF TIMBER
WE PLEDGE A LARGE SUM OF OUR PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF OUR PRODUCTS INTO PROJECTS THAT TACKLE SOCIAL ISSUES WITHIN THE LOCAL AFRICAN COMMUNITIES.
WE AIM TO KEEP A CENTURY-OLD TRADITION ALIVE, A CRAFT MASTERED BY ONLY CERTAIN TRIBES IN EAST AFRICA.
OUR ONE-FOR-ONE PROMISE
ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY WOODEN PRODUCT PURCHASED
In association with Green Love Kenya.
For every wooden product purchased, we plant and nurture a tree in the country of that product's origin. This strategy will ensure long term sustainability of the forests in East Africa.
ABOUT GREEN LOVE KENYA
Green Love Kenya is an initiative started in 2016. With a strong belief in the environment being an internal part of our human existence, Green Love Kenya is all about giving back to the environment. With six tree planting expeditions held every year, this event gathers small communities, schools and orphanages to participate in tree planting exercises.
Since Green Love Kenya's inception in 2016, over 5,000 trees have been planted.
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