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This basket was hand-crocheted by Purity.


Purity Wanja Mutegi is happily married with three daughters and one son. Her husband works as a tailor, and they both farm on the land that they own. She is very happy making baskets she has been able to buy a solar panel to power her home, and also a few goats.


Her greatest, consistent challenge, like many in her village, is having enough water for drinking, and farming, along with her everyday tasks. However, the basket sales allow them to feel a sense of security despite the inevitable challenges. She says this project has helped her learn to highly value herself, which helps her be a better role model for her daughters.


Purity 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, plus get proper health care.


Each Basket comes with a photo Purity holding the basket she made.


Size: approximately 7.5" x 7"

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


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