Mamabiashara
WAITHAKE (through DECEIP)

Mamas : Esther and Jane

A series of Business Workshops and MicroFinance Market Days has supported dozens of other small businesses and craftsmen, improving their marketing skills, augmenting their sales, introducing them to new customers and provided advice on any questions they have. Through these days, a group who crochet shopping and handbags from discarded plastic carrier bags, a brilliant craftsmen who works in banana fibre, a group of doll makers, several wonderful beading projects and other skilled craftspeople have all been able to develop their work, their markets and their business acumen.

Their success is thrilling. The colourful hats and bags in the Mama Biashara Shop are made by Esther and much of the beading work - including the fabulous rings - are by Jane. The gorgeous mobiles and boxed banana fibre nativity sets are by James.