Afrodutch Collections in Kenya

The Paperstone, Cottonfields and Bejeweled collections.

These collections are made in a small town just outside Nairobi called Ngong . The workshop here started with the Paperstone Collection and that is why the business in Kenya is still called Afrodutchpaperstone.

Ruth  Jepchirchir is the driving force behind  Afrodutchpaperstone. She and the workers of Afrodutch Paperstone had never done anything creative before, but nowadays enjoy being busy with their hands , creating beauty out of waste. Today Ruth fully owns and managed the business. From a cook she developed into an artisan and businesswoman. She wants to expand her business and train and employ more women. 

Afrodutchpaperstone  opened her eyes  and those of the other women involved.
They realise that they can use worthless materials and create beauty with their hands.
It has given  them a bigger self esteem and has provided them an opportunity to work close to home.
It has expanded their horizons and has given them hope for a better future.

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The Woodstock collection 

This collection is made in Kibera, one of the biggest slum area’s of Nairobi. Here John and his workers have their own little workshop,  where they change bones from the slaughterhouse and left over pieces of wild olive wood in beautiful pieces  of functional table ware / kitchen utensils.

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