UREMBO Baskets made by women in Kenya who are afflicted with HIV/AIDS virus. The women sew these baskets on treadle sewing machines with African fabrics. The beads on the baskets are also made by another co-op nearby. I "purchased" these baskets for a donation. The project teaches women a trade that they can use to help support themselves and their families. They learn business skills, become independent and attain a sense of self worth. One hundred percent of the monies donated to the UREMBO BASKET PROJECT goes to the project. The web site is www.Friends4Kenya.com if you are interested in making a donation.
I came across these at a Machine Quilter's Convention in Providence, Rhode Island. These baskets are sturdy and come in many colors and designs. Please consider donating to this worthwhile project.
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