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We started in 2005 with our mission to help the weavers of Africa earn a sustainable living. Since 2008, we have worked directly with the weaving groups in Africa. We felt by working closely with the weavers, we could be aware of their needs as well as insuring they get paid fairly for their work. This also enables us to have better quality control. Not all African baskets are the same as we found out very quickly after we started this business. We will not sell inferior products. Many of our baskets are double woven to ensure their strength and durability. We continue to inspire new ideas such as adding extra pieces of leather in strategic locations on the basket to give it even more strength.
They weavers are very poor and education is costly. The basket sales enabled the weaving group to start the local school with teachers to give the children an education.
In 2016, we were able to send money to our weaving group in Ghana to buy medical cards. Without the cards, they could not be seen in the hospital. We renew the cards yearly.
In 2015, we were able to send money back to our Ghana weavers to help them rebuild the shop. As you can see, the shop was in bad shape and unsafe. Now, the weavers have a place to weave out of the elements and store baskets.
The repaired shop. The weavers can work out of the elements and there is a place to store the finished baskets.
We want to thank all our customers who helped us to achieve some of our goals. We could not have done it without you. It is a joint effort. We continue to pray we can help the weavers in more ways in the coming years. Again, thank you for helping us help the weavers of Africa.