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Goin to Nairobi

On Sunday, I’ll be travelling to Nairobi, Kenya with our Production Assistant, Edron.  SERRV, a large fair trade importer from the U.S., is having a training for their East African producer groups, and invited us to attend as a potential future trading partner.  The idea of the workshop is to build the capacity of SERRV’s current and future trading partners, so it’s an amazing opportunity for us.  Also, if we are able to work with SERRV, our 380 artisans will have work for much more of the year, and our products will gain a large amount of market exposure in the U.S.

Plus, Mama Mpinzile made a connection in Ghana with a customer from Nairobi whose products we’ll be delivering as luggage.  Plus, I get to hang out with Edron and see Nairobi!  Woooohooooo!



2 responses

  1. Peggy Stalheim

    Nairobi…what a great opportunity. People here are impressed with the samples of baskets I got, the expert skill of the artist, and they think the angels are very cute. We talked about using them with twine on plain paper for wrapping a gift. It seems like SERVV would be a natural next step for Womencraft!

    November 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

  2. KYRSTEN Stalheim Rogn

    Wish I could go too! Have a safe trip.

    November 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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