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This basket is hand-crocheted by Jericah Kabegua. Jericah is married with eight children who all have a high school education. When she was a child, she stayed home to help clean and cook and didn’t go to school because it wasn’t typical for girls to get an education at that time.


Jericah says the basket-making project has brought so much joy to her because she now has a life of interaction with all the women she’s been able to connect with in her village. With the money she has made, she’s bought chickens and goats, water tanks, and solar lamps. Jerica is now starting to help with the grandchildren’s education fees.


Jericah 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.


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


Size: approximately 7" x 7"

Number of colors: 4

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


Zig Zag Multi 108-067

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