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This basket was hand-crocheted by Velina Gatiria.


Velina is married with five children. With the money she made from basket sales, Velina bought goats, and put up new pit toilets and a new roof. She feels their level of poverty has reduced and says her family looks much nicer, and more presentable because they can buy new clothes and have better food options for themselves.


She is currently dealing with a health problem. She has a goiter, causing a throat problem. However, she is thankful that MGS is helping pay for her hospital check-ups and medications.


Veline is a member of the women’s adult literacy group in Kiumbe Village in Kenya. She joined so that she could learn to read and write. Being a member of this adult literacy group provides so much more than an education. It gives the women the opportunity to learn from each other and to provide support for those who need help and advice.


The women also have the option to learn how to crochet, which is a traditional craft in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya. This income-generating opportunity has been a source of pride for the women. Many can send their children to school, repair their homes, buy new clothes, animals, and food, and get proper health care.


Each Basket has a photo of the woman holding the basket she made.


Size: approximately 8" x 9"

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


"By Veline" 103-011

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