HANDICRAFTS FROM SOUTH EASTERN KENYA
Hadithi means ‘a story’ in Swahili. This name was chosen because for every product sold, we tell the unique story behind the people it was made by; informing you of the who, where and why of what you buy. Hadithi handicrafts are made in the Kasigau region of south-eastern Kenya, located between the Tsavo East and West National Parks.
TO HELP PEOPLE LIVING IN AN ARID AREA
When you buy Hadithi handicrafts, you are actively helping to provide an income for 650 ladies from an agricultural community. Situated in a semi-arid area, harvests often fail due to a lack of rain and consequently poverty is rife – enforcing the need for an alternative income.
TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
This area is a stunning and yet vulnerable ecosystem home to varied and abundant wildlife. Hadithi sales assist in providing a sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful practices like the poaching of wildlife and destruction of forests for charcoal, timber and farmland.