How it All Began...
The Baskets & Beads project was started by Eldonna Lewis Fernandez when she went on a mission trip to Kitale, Kenya in February 2018 and met the ladies of the Kipsongo slum.
The buildings in the slum are mud huts — smaller than a tiny house — and sleep up to 15 people. Most children are malnourished. School enrollment and literacy rates are very low, and adequate healthcare and economic opportunity is severely lacking.
STARTING A BUSINESS!
Creative Entrepreneurs in Kenya
Through micro-loan programs, the ladies have started businesses making and selling jewelry, baskets, and other products. Eldonna had the idea to sell the items with her books when she speaks at events and organizations. 100% of the proceeds goes back to the project and the ladies in Kenya!
Your donations and purchases help these women have honor by building a viable business and enables them to feed their families and send their children to school.