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The Weavers

Last month I posted images of the Kazuri Bead Factory where single women work to support their families by handcrafting ceramic beads and jewelry.  We visited it on our first full day in Africa. On our last full day we visited a group of single women in Nanyuki that supported their families by weaving. This co-op is supported by a church, but all the money from sale of the finished product goes to the weavers.

They start with the raw materials, taking the wool, combing it, washing it, spinning it into yarn and dying it using natural ingredients. They then weave the final product and sell it in an onsite shop.

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