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Banana stalk and raffia are native to the village of Nsamya. Namirembe Milly helps to collect these natural resources and weaves them into colorful baskets such as this. At 34 years old, she is one of the most experienced weavers at Uganda Crafts and helps train the other makers in the group. She is grateful to be working with Ten Thousand Villages saying, "Through weaving, I have been able to support myself and my family."

HANDCRAFTED IN UGANDA

  • Raffia, banana stalk
  • 12Dx3H inches
  • Handcrafted in Uganda

SKU: 4803260

THE MAKERS

Uganda Crafts is the oldest and largest craft shop in Uganda. The organization brings a sustainable and fair income to their artisans, most of whom are either people with disabilities, widowed, or others often excluded from the global economy. They market the crafts for artisans and provide training in quality control, design and marketing. The organization also owns a retail store that provides employment for people with physical disabilities. In addition to training, employees receive health benefits, emergency loans and transportation. Uganda Crafts employs approximately 300 artisans in five workshops or cooperatives, 85 percent of them women. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Uganda Crafts since 1995.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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