Greetings from Kenya! It has really been a busy time in the workshop lately! The women were all delighted to be getting extra hours for the last couple of months, preparing our first Christmas ever line of products. I am sure any who see them will agree they look absolutely fantastic and the women and I are really pleased with them! Products include Christmas cards, tree hangings and notelet gift sets. The range has all been made using our own paper product in varieties of banana leaf paper, sugarcane paper, eucalyptus tree paper and also our fantastic coloured rag paper! The bright coloured paper made from old cotton rags mixed with the natural vegetation tones work beautifully together.
For any interested in purchasing the products please see pricing and and point of sale information below. Another great idea we have this year is the opportunity to buy a gift card instead of a Christmas present for your loved one. The gift cards include buying a cardboard chair for a disabled child for £20, run the bakery for a day for £25 feeding up to 600 people here with bread, and feed a family for a week for £10. This will be a great opportunity to do something worthwhile in the spirit of giving and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.. what Christmas is all about after all! The cardboard chairs and standing frames have been very successful here... instead of disabled children lying on a old mattress or floor.. they are up sitting upright, looking around them.. supported posturally to minimise deformity, feeding better, breathing better, using their hands better.. and above all, sitting with their families for the first time, which is so important to enhance their quality of life. We continue to have a waiting list now of around 50 chairs to be made so please continue to support this worthy cause. One little boy Mureithi we brought a chair to a few weeks ago simply laid in a bed all day long, biting his hands.. he now sits up in his chair out in the fresh air while mum works outside, and engages with those around him. Truly wonderful!
Am really looking forward to going home this Christmas in 10 sleeps time!! So am going to be flat out cutting more chair panels over the next week to keep the women going in my absence.. all worth it though.. going to be a better Christmas for many disabled children and their families this year. We need all the support we can get to ensure that all our Christmas products will sell this season and if it does, it will keep these women in work and support their families for the next 12 months - what a privilege! And what high end beautiful cards.. Thank you all for your interest and support.
Gift Box (including 6 notelets, envelopes, tags, and decorative hanging wrapped in tissue) = £10.95
Christmas cards set of 10 = £10.95
Christmas cards individual = £2.20
Tree hanging = £2.50
Tree hangings set of 4 = £8.00