Can Making Artwork Empower Women in Kenya? A Dispatch from Three Organizations

“No one is too poor to give away something, and I want to help poor women,” said an educator who has been working on empowering women by teaching them how to make handicraft for eight years in Kenya. Low educational attainment and social status keep many women at the bottom cadres of the labor force and marginal roles of the economy in many African countries. … Continue reading Can Making Artwork Empower Women in Kenya? A Dispatch from Three Organizations

Handicraft industry helps Kenyan women access better living standards and more equal status

At the age of 14, Bella followed her parents’ instruction and married a man she had never met. Unfortunately, her husband divorced her shortly after she gave birth to their fourth child. Being abandoned by her husband at a very young age, she now has to raise all four of her children just by herself. Even though the social status and situation of women has … Continue reading Handicraft industry helps Kenyan women access better living standards and more equal status