keya storage basket

keya storage basket

34.00

Coiled sisal basket.  Because sometimes "minimalism" means hiding your favorite things in cute baskets.

Small sizing perfect for stashing produce, toiletries or not-so-cute toys

5 1/2" h x 6 1/2" dia

Handmade with love in Rwanda

Ivory and black.  Patterns may vary

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Dusabemariya Christine, weaver Muramba, Rwanda

Dusabemariya Christine, weaver Muramba, Rwanda

Handmade in Rwanda by the Jyambere Mutegarugori basket cooperative. Many of the women involved with Jyambere Mutegarugori are widows, having lost their husbands and other family members during the violence in Rwanda. Most are the sole income earners in their households. Having a place to come together, support each other, and provide for their families has made a valuable impact on their lives.

Life was unstable for Christine before weaving baskets. She and her husband would argue about money and it was difficult to feed their children. With income from weaving with Serrv partner Jyambere Mutegarugori, Christine can now pay for her family’s basic needs, has purchased some land for family farming, and is saving for the future.