Thursday, November 6, 2014

Feb. 2014 Visit to Faraja Widow's Project in Kibera slums (Nairobi,Kenya)

I am thankful to Eunice Otieno for taking me to visit the women who make the bone jewelry and aprons that I have been selling. This picture was taken at their workshop in Kibera slums in
Feb. 2014

Eunice and Caleb, project coordinators at St. Martha's Ministry. 
The mission strives to improve the quality of life of widows
and orphaned children by HIV/AIDS through economic and spiritual empowerment.

The widow project is named 'FARAJA', the Swahili word for 'comfort'.

Here are some of their beautiful creations.

They make jewelry out of bone, glass beads, or wire.

Bone bracelets

They modeled their handmade aprons for me.

The sewing room.

A sweet message from the women:
The money you have been giving us through buying jewelry and purses has been very helpful to us and the widows and their children. Through selling jewelry and purses, we are buying the school uniforms, pull overs and shoes. Both widows and their children are very happy and grateful to you. 

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