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This basket is hand-crocheted by Susan Nkimo. Crochet work is a traditional craft in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya.


Susan is married and has seven children. Her husband works as a farmer, but due to the lack of rain, the crops have produced little. She says making the baskets has significantly helped them pay school fees while also continuing to maintain their home. Susan says that she is so happy to know you love her basket and want to support her well-being. She is always wishing you the best.


Merry-Go-Strong (501(c)(3)) and the Tharaka Women’s Welfare Program (TWWP) work with rural women in Tharaka Nithi Kenya. MGS provides the acrylic yarn to help the women get started and then buys the baskets when they are completed. TWWP manages the adult literacy groups and monitors the well-being of the women.


Proceeds from the resale of the baskets go to initiatives like illuminating homes, providing water collection systems, and building a maker space for workshops and skill-building opportunities.


This basket has a photo of Susan holding the basket she made.


Size: approximately 9"x 8"

Number of colors: 5

Material: Acrylic yarn

Maintenance: Machine wash in cold and air dry

Storage and shipping: this basket folds flat and is easy to ship and store


Geometry by Susan 105-001

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