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This one-of-a-kind basket it hand-crocheted by Evelina.


Evelina Kanyua was the firstborn in a household of eight. She helped her mother raise her seven siblings and would go with her to work in others’ gardens for money. Evelina enjoyed farming when she was young, as well as going to school where she went up to Class 8 before dropping out due to a lack of fees.


Evelina is the Kiumbe Adult Literacy group teacher which is sponsored by the Tharaka Women's Welfare Program (TWWP) in Tharaka Nithi Kenya. She taught the women in her adult literacy group how to crochet. It is because of her dedication and desire to help her community that this project thrives.


Evelina is the teacher 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.


This Basket comes with a photo of Evelina holding the basket she made.


Size: approximately 9" 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


Checkerboard Diamonds by Evelina 106-010

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