Raffia wrapped banana fiber basket.
Handmade by the artisans of The National Association of Women's Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU)
Nakayiza Immaculate has woven baskets of all kinds for her entire life. About 20 years ago she began to sell them internationally with Serrv partner NAWOU, a women’s development organization in Uganda, because the local markets in her community were so limited. This greatly expanded her sales and with her savings, she has been able to send her children to school, improve her family’s house, and begin an alternative source of income from raising chickens (pictured). Her success made Nakayiza well-known in her community and she is now chairperson of the Twekembe Women’s Group, helping other women find ways to raise their household income levels.