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PASTORALIST WOMEN EXPORT SH10M BEADS TO US, AUSTRALIA

PASTORALIST WOMEN EXPORT SH10M BEADS TO US, AUSTRALIA

 

About 900 women from pastoralist communities in northern Kenya have netted Sh10 million from export of home-made bead products to clients in the US and Australia.

The products like earrings, bracelets, rings, key holders and belts have elicited interest among Europeans who have placed an order for various products yet to be delivered worth Sh5.1 million .The export of beads has provided marginalized women with stable cash flow to cover daily expenses.

The project was mooted after studies conducted in the northern eastern region showed that empowering women helped to improve livelihoods by enabling children access education, families to enjoy better meals and be able to save for the future .Women have been trained on how to account for the funds as well as equipped

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