Awareness Brings Change- Human Trafficking
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated the month to raising awareness about human trafficking and educating the public about how to identify and prevent this crime.
During this month, we celebrate the efforts of foreign governments, international organizations, anti-trafficking entities, law enforcement officials, survivor advocates, communities of faith, businesses, and private citizens all around the world to raise awareness about human trafficking.
As a verified member of the Fair Trade Federation, Baskets and Beads Kenya is doing our part to ensure we help eradicate human trafficking. We do this by ensuring our ladies have opportunities to earn income and being able to leave trafficking behind (some of our ladies were prostitutes) and we ensure there is no child labor among other things.
You can help eradicate human trafficking by purchasing some of your products that are Fair Trade verified or certified.These products have the promise that human trafficking is not part of their supply chain.
For instance, you can purchase our product of the week which is the large solid color soapstone bowl. These bowls are colorful and have beautiful hand-carved designs. The best part is they are 50% off while supplies last.
What is soapstone? Soapstone is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc which is rich in magnesium. It has been used for carving for thousands of years.
Our soapstone supplier is from the Kisii region of Kenya where the soapstone is located. Each piece is individually hand-carved, waxed, polished, or painted. They make small animal figurines, several sizes of bowls, ornaments, tea light candle holders and other various items.
The aim of the group is to raise funds through the sale of soapstone carvings and enable all children in their community and the surrounding area to have access to education, shelter, and medical care.
The artisans have already been paid for the products. The sale does not negatively affect them in any way.
These bowls make great planters or can be used for dry food items or as a decoration in any part of your home.
Thank you for your continued support. Your purchase helps eradicate poverty in the lives of men, women, and children in the Kisii region of Kenya.