MUUNGANO WEAVERS

Knit Basket Weavers

We started working with seven weavers, who we found in a local market outside of Machakos, Kenya, in early 2017. Muungano is now a formal group, and they have increased to 22 members! They weave all of our vibrant knit baskets, full of pattern and color.

 

Alice Ndinda Wambua

Muungano Weavers

Alice is 68 years old and has been weaving for 38 years! She has six children.

 

Alice Wavinya Muema

Muungano Weavers

Alice is 81 years old and has been weaving for more than 30 years. She has three sons.

 

Anna Ngii Peter

Muungano Weavers

Anna is 48 years old and has been weaving for one year. She has three children.

 

Annah Loko Mathuva

Muungano Weavers

Annah is 44 years old and has been weaving for three years. She has four children.

 

Beatrace Kamene Levi

Muungano Weavers

Beatrice is 76 years old and has been weaving for 10 years. She has seven children and is a retired police officer! She is also the Vice Chair for the group.

 

Christina Mutete Musyoka

Muungano Weavers

Christina is 55 years old and has been weaving for 33 years. She has 8 children and used to manage a weaving group run by a Danish woman in the '80s. 

Christine Kalondu Muli

Muungano Weavers

Christine is 68 years old and has been weaving for 20 years. She has five daughters.

 

Dorcas Ndoti Mutunga

Muungano Weavers

Dorcas is 54 years old and has been weaving for six years. She has six children and is the Vice Secretary of Muungano.

 

Elizabeth Nzisa Kimonyi

Muungano Weavers

Elizabeth is 59 years old and has been weaving for 20 years. She has eight children.

 

Esther Mutinda Mulandi

Muungano Weavers

Esther is 75 years old and has been weaving for 31 years. She has 10 children.

 

Esther Mwikali Mutua

Muungano Weavers

Esther is 64 years old and has been weaving for 29 years. She has four children.

 

Eunice Ndunge Mulili 

Muungano Weavers

Chair

Eunice is 53 years old and has been weaving for five years. She has four children. She is the Chair of Muungano. She also enjoys sewing.

Eunice Nzilani Ngumi

Muungano Weavers

Eunice is 48 years old and has been weaving for three years. She has six children. 

Faith Mbula Makenzi

Muungano Weavers

Treasurer

Faith is 36 years old and has been weaving for one year. She has two children.

 

Philles Wayua Kilo

Muungano Weavers

Philles is 57 years old and has been weaving for 36 years. She is a single mother to six children.

 

Priscilla Kamathe Maundu

Muungano Weavers

Priscilla is 76 years old  and has been weaving for 40 years. She has 12 children.

Priscilla Ndulu Mutua

Muungano Weavers

Priscilla is 74 years old and has been weaving for 48 years. She has 11 children.

 

Rael Katiti Kasimu

Muungano Weavers

Rael is 74 years old and has been weaving for 30 years. She has seven children.

 

Rose Nthenya Luka

Muungano Weavers

Rose is 53 years old and has been weaving for three years. She has three children and is the Secretary of Muungano. 

 

Sabina Maundu Mumo

Muungano Weavers

 

Winfred Kalekye Wambua

Muungano Weavers

Winfred is 40 years old and has been weaving for five years. She has 4 children.

 

Zipporah Mundu Malemba

Muungano Weavers

Zipporah is 61 years old and has been weaving for one year. She has four children.

 

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