Help build a sustainable income one bead at a time - Emali, Kenya

By Diana, Maru and Andrew

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Help Build A Sustainable Income One Bead At A Time - Emali, Kenya

Project 2017-02-21 15:03:11 +1300

 

In Emali Kenya, the rains have failed to deliver, as they have done for the past eleven years. 

However this year, there is less of a sense of despair.
 
With support  from ChildFund New Zealand and ChildFund Kenya, craftspeople of the Maasai and Kamba communities in Emali, Kenya, have formed a group called ‘Maka Emali’.  Together they are developing new source of income from the sale of their traditional arts and crafts in the form of colourful bead and leatherwork, weaved baskets, sisal ropes and carved wooden sculptures - thankfully survival of the tribe is not as dependent on the rain.
 
Sales to tourists, other local communities and a small export order to New Zealand have created a sustainable income and a rewarding future for the crafts people both young and old.
 
As part of a local expansion plan, the tribes of Emali have secured a physical store, and now you can assist them with the shop fitout to ensure their crafts are displayed in the best possible environment to encourage tourist sales.
 
The store fitout is estimated to cost a little over NZ$5,000, and includes chairs, umbrella shades, workshop mats, display boards and a mannequin.
 
So how can you help?
 
Join us in supporting this worthwhile cause with your generous donation.
 
Your donation of $5 or more, goes to support the opening of the new tourist store, and a new future for the Emali tribes.
 
We're also offering some great incentives for early donations - but be quick, as they are limited and offered on a first in first secured basis.
 
We welcome your support in this rewarding fundraising venture.
 
Diana, Maru and Andrew - students @ Tech Futures Lab - Masters of Applied Practice, Technological Futures
 
Please note:
  • 100% of all donations received will be carefully managed by ChildFund New Zealand to ensure they are utlised in the most efficient and meaningful way.
  • Your personal details will be shared with ChildFund New Zealand in order for you to receive a donation tax receipt. 
  • To find out more about 'Where your money goes' go here: https://www.childfund.org.nz/where-your-money-goes
 
 

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Fee McLeod
2017-03-01 15:03:09 +1300

"A creative solution that has community involvement based on a unique indigenous craft & a sustainable income. Love it. Good Luck! "

Farhad
2017-03-01 10:57:33 +1300

"Good luck with your project :)"

Anonymous pledger
2017-02-28 16:57:59 +1300
Priti
2017-02-28 09:44:40 +1300

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Help Build A Sustainable Income One Bead At A Time - Emali, Kenya

Project 2017-02-21 15:03:11 +1300

 

In Emali Kenya, the rains have failed to deliver, as they have done for the past eleven years. 

However this year, there is less of a sense of despair.
 
With support  from ChildFund New Zealand and ChildFund Kenya, craftspeople of the Maasai and Kamba communities in Emali, Kenya, have formed a group called ‘Maka Emali’.  Together they are developing new source of income from the sale of their traditional arts and crafts in the form of colourful bead and leatherwork, weaved baskets, sisal ropes and carved wooden sculptures - thankfully survival of the tribe is not as dependent on the rain.
 
Sales to tourists, other local communities and a small export order to New Zealand have created a sustainable income and a rewarding future for the crafts people both young and old.
 
As part of a local expansion plan, the tribes of Emali have secured a physical store, and now you can assist them with the shop fitout to ensure their crafts are displayed in the best possible environment to encourage tourist sales.
 
The store fitout is estimated to cost a little over NZ$5,000, and includes chairs, umbrella shades, workshop mats, display boards and a mannequin.
 
So how can you help?
 
Join us in supporting this worthwhile cause with your generous donation.
 
Your donation of $5 or more, goes to support the opening of the new tourist store, and a new future for the Emali tribes.
 
We're also offering some great incentives for early donations - but be quick, as they are limited and offered on a first in first secured basis.
 
We welcome your support in this rewarding fundraising venture.
 
Diana, Maru and Andrew - students @ Tech Futures Lab - Masters of Applied Practice, Technological Futures
 
Please note:
  • 100% of all donations received will be carefully managed by ChildFund New Zealand to ensure they are utlised in the most efficient and meaningful way.
  • Your personal details will be shared with ChildFund New Zealand in order for you to receive a donation tax receipt. 
  • To find out more about 'Where your money goes' go here: https://www.childfund.org.nz/where-your-money-goes
 
 

Comments

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Fee McLeod
2017-03-01 15:03:09 +1300

"A creative solution that has community involvement based on a unique indigenous craft & a sustainable income. Love it. Good Luck! "

Farhad
2017-03-01 10:57:33 +1300

"Good luck with your project :)"

Anonymous pledger
2017-02-28 16:57:59 +1300
Priti
2017-02-28 09:44:40 +1300

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