Mifuko People in Machakos Villages

Meet the makers of Mifuko Kiondo baskets! Mifuko fair trade Kiondos are made by women´s self help groups in rural villages of Machakos County, Kenya. Most of Mifuko artisans primarily earn their living as farmers and making Mifuko Kiondos brings them a welcome additional income to secure the living also in times of harsh weather conditions. Making Kiondos for Mifuko also helps the artisans preserve traditional craft skills and to pass these skills on to younger generations.
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Season's Greetings from Machakos, part 2. Christmas Celebration   Churches all over the cities, towns and villages in Kenya celebrate the birth of Jesus in Christmas time. Mifuko artisans, Machakos Mamas, often wear traditional festive clothing for the Christmas service on Christmas Day.

Season's Greetings from Machakos, part 2. Christmas Celebration Churches all over the cities, towns and villages in Kenya celebrate the birth of Jesus in Christmas time. Mifuko artisans, Machakos Mamas, often wear traditional festive clothing for the Christmas service on Christmas Day.

Hi! Today October 17th is the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  WE BELIEVE FAIR TRADE BREAKS THE CHAINS OF POVERTY.  Mifuko is a WFTO certified Finnish design company producing Fair Trade Kiondo baskets and other fair trade design items in Kenya. Making Mifuko Kiondo baskets brings a welcome additional income to our artisans, most of whom live in rural villages and primarily earn their living as farmers. Making Mifuko Kiondos gives them financial security also in times…

Hi! Today October 17th is the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. WE BELIEVE FAIR TRADE BREAKS THE CHAINS OF POVERTY. Mifuko is a WFTO certified Finnish design company producing Fair Trade Kiondo baskets and other fair trade design items in Kenya. Making Mifuko Kiondo baskets brings a welcome additional income to our artisans, most of whom live in rural villages and primarily earn their living as farmers. Making Mifuko Kiondos gives them financial security also in times…

Meet our merry artisans, weaving Mifuko Kiondos in the protective shade of a huge tree!  Kiondo weaving is a traditional Kenyan craft. Kiondo is a handwoven basket, traditionally made from sisal. Leather straps are sometimes attached, making the basket a handy bag. Our Mifuko Kiondos, woven by Kamba women in small villages in Machakos area, are skillfully crafted using these traditional methods, combining the techniques with Finnish design.

Meet our merry artisans, weaving Mifuko Kiondos in the protective shade of a huge tree! Kiondo weaving is a traditional Kenyan craft. Kiondo is a handwoven basket, traditionally made from sisal. Leather straps are sometimes attached, making the basket a handy bag. Our Mifuko Kiondos, woven by Kamba women in small villages in Machakos area, are skillfully crafted using these traditional methods, combining the techniques with Finnish design.

Mifuko People  Machakos ladies gathered in the shade of a huge tree, the leafy canopy protecting them from the hot equatorial sun. Besides making Kiondos in their homes, the artisan groups regularly meet together in shared spaces to discuss and work together, and sometimes they prefer to work outside. Women sit here weaving Mifuko Kiondo baskets - chatting, laughing and singing. We can guarantee, that our Kiondos are made with a good groove! We are a proud, certified member of World Fair…

Mifuko People Machakos ladies gathered in the shade of a huge tree, the leafy canopy protecting them from the hot equatorial sun. Besides making Kiondos in their homes, the artisan groups regularly meet together in shared spaces to discuss and work together, and sometimes they prefer to work outside. Women sit here weaving Mifuko Kiondo baskets - chatting, laughing and singing. We can guarantee, that our Kiondos are made with a good groove! We are a proud, certified member of World Fair…

Hi! Today October 17th is the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  WE BELIEVE FAIR TRADE BREAKS THE CHAINS OF POVERTY.  Mifuko is a WFTO certified Finnish design company producing Fair Trade Kiondo baskets and other fair trade design items in Kenya. Here are two wonderful ladies, basket makers Anna and Lydia proudly holding handsome Mifuko Kiondos. Making Kiondo baskets for Mifuko helps Lydia, on the right, pay her children´s school fees and brings Anna an important…

Hi! Today October 17th is the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. WE BELIEVE FAIR TRADE BREAKS THE CHAINS OF POVERTY. Mifuko is a WFTO certified Finnish design company producing Fair Trade Kiondo baskets and other fair trade design items in Kenya. Here are two wonderful ladies, basket makers Anna and Lydia proudly holding handsome Mifuko Kiondos. Making Kiondo baskets for Mifuko helps Lydia, on the right, pay her children´s school fees and brings Anna an important…

Mifuko Kiondo basket in making. Green hills of Machakos County countryside.

Mifuko Kiondo basket in making. Green hills of Machakos County countryside.

Meeting Mama Kasee and her artisan group - holding some handsome Kiondo baskets.

Meeting Mama Kasee and her artisan group - holding some handsome Kiondo baskets.

Our ladies in Machakos are not only master basket weavers. These mamas also know how to groove - it´s time for a dance break in the shade of a huge tree. Have a nice weekend everyone and let´s dance!

Our ladies in Machakos are not only master basket weavers. These mamas also know how to groove - it´s time for a dance break in the shade of a huge tree. Have a nice weekend everyone and let´s dance!


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