Day Outing to Dolly Craft Women Group – Kangemi

 

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Day Outing to Dolly Craft Women Group – Kangemi
2 October 2014, 10.00 am

Dolly Craft was founded in 1989, with a main aim of creating jobs for the women of Kangemi slum, located a few kilometers from the city of Nairobi.

The Dimesse Sisters who run the projects entrusted by St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, were challenged to start this project, after seeing the pain and struggles these women and their families were going through, as they visited.

The two main projects done by this group are;

1. Beadwork & Dolls making – done by 8 women
The women make dolls of different ethnic tribes in Kenya and the neighboring countries, in their national costumes, pop ups (small toys for children) inform of animals found in Kenya and ornaments used to hang on Christmas trees.

2. Sewing project, started in 1994 – it has 19 men and women
This group makes church vestments (used by Catholic and Anglican priests), African shirts, dresses, suits and bags.

Join us for this 2 hours visit and get to meet this amazing group of highly talented men and women, who work so hard to earn a decent living through their talents.
We will also have a tour of these two workshops, to see the designing, beading and sewing process.
Cost
KMS member – Ksh 500
Guest – Ksh – 600
Children below 12 will pay half the adult amount (either member or guest)

Contact: Lucy / Dorothy

0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

 

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