Kenana Knitters believes that women are the heartbeat of their communities. Their ethos is to make a significant social impact in rural Kenya by empowering women to take charge of their lives through dignified work in a safe, family-friendly working environment.
The primary purpose is to provide a source of income at a fair wage that goes directly into the hands of the women, enabling them to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.
Kenana Knitters prides itself by operating within the cultural context of the daily demands of rural Kenyan women, including farming and tending their children, with respect to the environmental challenges.
Hand knitting is ideal, as it requires minimal equipment and can be done in small amounts of time. Knitting can even be done on the long walks that are required in rural areas and in the dark, since quite a few of the women live without electricity.
The sale of items helps women knit a brighter future through additional skills development offerings including IT courses and literacy classes. They also invests in the overall welfare of the women by providing VCT, Family Planning and Health Clinics.
( text from https://www.kenanaknitters.com )