IT TAKES A VILLAGE
The success of Crafting Kenya is a reflection of the effort of many people: the craftspeople who enthusiastically opened their doors to us so that we could witness the behind-the-scenes story of Kenyan crafts and bring this story to the world, via photography; friends and family from around the world, from Nairobi to New York, who generously supported the project; everyone who hosted the Crafting Kenya team as they traveled throughout Kenya; the community of volunteers in Nairobi who embraced the project as theirs and organized the Crafting Kenya trivia nights; the people who followed our journey, not only cheering us from the sidelines but also proposing that we replicate Crafting Kenya in Haiti, Colombia, Peru…; and finally, the special team that attended all the four Crafting Kenya trivia nights in Nairobi and won every single one of them! Crafting Kenya recognizes and thanks everyone who helped to make this happen.
Survival. Economics. Opportunity. Self-Determination. Education. Self-Realization. Recreation. Tradition. Environmental Activism. Passion. These words neatly capture the broad spectrum of the artisans’ motivations for engaging with their craft.