The 

Project 

THE PROBLEM

The women who had taken R2T’s handcraft classes were not able to start their own businesses individually because they lacked the business training, capital, and time needed to create enough products.

 

OUR SOLUTION

Collectively, women handcrafters can pool their resources and talents to form cooperative business. We provide:

•Business education and knowledge through mentorship-based training workshops

• Assistance finding retail partnerships and markets

• Craft-making materials and supplies

• A safe, clean and accessible workspace

 

OUR IMPACT Since 2014, under R2T guidance, Kustawi:

• Created 1,032 hand-made crafts

• Sold over $8,000 worth of products in the US

• Learned business skills including accounting and marketing

• Products available in Nairobi at Spinners Web, Kuona Trust, and the International School of Kenya

• Earned income that allows the women to keep their children in school and provide basic needs

Posters to be rolled into beads.
Posters to be rolled into beads.

Varnishing Beads
Varnishing Beads

Varnishing Beads
Varnishing Beads

Posters to be rolled into beads.
Posters to be rolled into beads.

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To purchase Kustawi bags and other handcraft items made by or our students, please visit our shop!

 

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