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Environmental

Conservation

Bawa Hope seeks to use enterprise as a tool
not only for empowering marginalized artisans,
but safeguarding the environment.


Art, Jewelry

& Crafts

Bawa Hope seeks to share the enormous
creativity of gifted artisans living in low income
areas and slums.

Handicrafts from

Kenya

Bawa Hope seeks to share the enormous
creativity of gifted artisans living in
low income areas and slums.

Featured Products

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Zungusha Earrings
Somo Earrings

Somo Earrings

$30.00

Motoni Necklace
Asali Necklace
Chuma Necklace
Kamili Earrings
New Yote Leather Tote
Udongo Necklace
Bana Bracelet
Barizi Earrings

Latest Blogs

Two More Milestones For Bawa Hope

Bawa Hope has come a long way since the idea first popped into our founder, Anne Nzilani’s head. Our last major milestone was in 2015, when we became one of 4,460 exhibitors at Ambiente, one of the world’s largest consumer goods trade fairs. This is slowly opening wholesale markets to artisans and improving their incomes and livelihoods.

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A small appeal from a spirited group of people

Eighty percent of Kenya’s workforce works in the Jua Kali sector, Kenya’s informal economy. Jua Kali is a Swahili term for ‘hot sun’. The sector is so named because in its beginnings, Kenya’s informal economy was made up of workers who made and sold their products from makeshift sheds under the hot sun.

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Play a part in well meaning Indulgence

Tenacity, Resilience, and grace. These are just some of the words which best describe this group of women living in Nairobi’s Kibra slum. Like other women around them, they must worry about where the next meal will come from, how they can catch up with last term’s school fees, and how long the family can afford a roof over their heads.

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