Kenana Knitters Spider Monkey WoolChanging lives stitch by stitch
The purpose of Kenana is to support women in the local community, by directly providing them with a source of income.
Over 500 rural Kenyan women spins the wool into yarn, using recycled bicycle wheels made into spinning wheels. Each distinctive design is a hand-crafted Kenyan creation. Made with organic products which are environmentally friendly. AZO free dyes and natural plant dyes from plants grown in the area.
By providing a safe working environment, Kenana Knitters empowers women. Offering them a chance to work and take charge of their own life – Stich by stich. The income goes directly to the women.
Home spun, hand knitted by rural women in Kenya
Women typically do not have the same rights as men within the society and have limited access to land ownership. Women are also the backbone of the home and are required to juggle domestic duties and agricultural work – sowing, weeding and harvesting crops, but also caring for the children and elderly within the family, making food for their families and collecting firewood and water. In effect the women do a lot of unpaid work around their homes.
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