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This basket is hand-crocheted by Agnes Nkirote. She is part of the Kiumbe Adult Literacy Group. Agnes is married and has two sons. She went to school up until age twelve when she had to drop out due to lack of money.


With her sales, she was able to buy livestock and pay school fees. It is her dream to one day built a permanent house out of stone. Agnes is proud that she can be a stronger role model for her sons.


A bit about the project:

The Basket Ladies is a subsidiary of Merry-Go-Strong (501(c)(3)). We work with the Tharaka Women’s Welfare Program (TWWP) to help rural women who are part of adult literacy groups in Tharaka Nithi Kenya earn and income.


MGS provides the acrylic yarn to help the women get started and then buys the baskets when they are completed. Proceeds from the resale of the baskets go to supporting initiatives which help the women and families.


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


Size: Approximately 8"x 8"

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


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