Tumaini Handcrafted

Weaving Hope Into Hard Circumstances

Tumaini is a social enterprise located in Maai Mahiu, Kenya whose mission is to empower women who are rising above hard circumstances to earn an income and thrive in their communities. TUMAINI means HOPE in Swahili. Their handwoven products tell stories of redemption and help give HOPE to the women who make them.

Maai Mahiu is located along the Trans-African highway also known as the "HIV Highway" traveling through the "AIDS Belt" of Africa. The truckstop environment cultivates a hotbed for drugs and prostitution that devastates the lives of the most vulnerable: the women and children. The poverty and hopelessness found in the town are a sharp contrast to the beauty of the thriving Rift Valley landscape that surrounds it.

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