Kenana Knitters Wool Ditsy Bear Latte Large

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Kenana Knitters Wool Ditsy Bear Latte Large

These adorable ditsy bears are hand crafted by the Kenana Knitters using homespun wool, naturally dyed with local plant and flowers. Each bear is unique with its own personality.

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Kenana Knitters Wool Ditsy Bear Latte Large

Kenana Knitters Wool Ditsy Bear Latte Large

These adorable ditsy bears are hand crafted by the Kenana Knitters using homespun wool, naturally dyed with local plant and flowers. Each bear is unique with its own personality.

Ditsy Bear (Latte)

Approximately 80 cm

Kenana Knitters is located in Njoro in Nakuru County of Kenya. Njoro is mainly a farming area where agricultural work is easier to come by for men than it is for women folk.  Kenana Knitters believes that women are the heartbeat of their communities. Kenana Knitters’ ethos is to make a significant social impact in rural Kenya by empowering women to take charge of their lives through dignified work in a safe, family-friendly working environment.
The primary purpose of Kenana Knitters is to provide a source of income at a fair wage that goes directly into the hands of the women, enabling them to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.
Kenana Knitters prides itself by operating within the cultural context of the daily demands of rural Kenyan women, including farming and tending their children, with respect to the environmental challenges.​  Hand knitting is ideal, as it requires minimal equipment and can be done in small amounts of time. Knitting can even be done on the long walks that are required in rural areas and in the dark, since quite a few of the women live without electricity.
The sale of Kenana Knitters items helps women knit a brighter future through additional skills development offerings including IT courses and literacy classes. Kenana Knitters also invests in the overall welfare of the women by providing VCT, Family Planning and Health Clinics.

 

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