It’s that time of year again.

 

SOCKS supports artisans in the village of Tabaka Kenya.  This area holds the richest

quarry of Kenyan soapstone and the entire village is the home of artists who create soapstone

pieces which are sold around the entire country and beyond.

The stone is dug from the local quarry.  Each fragment is designed, carved, washed, painted and

polished by locals.  All works are handmade and one of a kind.

SOCKS is honoured and pleased to have nurtured a partnership with these amazing people.

They have made incredible pieces upon our request.  These works of art are the focus of our bazaar and craft show sales this year.

Christmas pieces are especially featured.  Come on out and consider buying a unique Christmas gift which not only helps support

people in Tabaka but also enables SOCKS to send aid to children  in Kenya.

See below to find where we will be selling our wares.

Asante Sana

 

 

 

 

Helping over the holidays

Our family in Nakuru’s Mission in Action were very busy over the holidays helping SOCKS follow through with extra gifts of food and water which were a result of a special fundraising from our 10th annual Golf Tournament.

Thanks as always to our amazing supporters.

November bazaars

November is always a busy time for SOCKS selling fair trade Kenyan goods which we have collected in our travels.  We are very proud and pleased to have established some close working relationships with artisans in Kisii and Kibera.

Here’s our schedule.

A grateful Brenda

When in Kenya this past summer, our team met a lovely young girl named Brenda who proudly posed for a photo in her school uniform.

Upon arriving home, we found out that Brenda’s mother was unable to continue paying school fees for her daughter.  Brenda was devastated.

What a wonderful opportunity for SOCKS to help one specific young person with one specific issue – Education!

SOCKS sent money to help Brenda continue with her schooling and she responded with a beautifully written thank you letter.

Thanks to all of our supporters yet again for allowing SOCKS to help.

 

In her own words

SOCKS  members love to repeat the stories of the people and places in Kenya that we so adore as often as people will listen but we are doing the telling.

Below is a beautiful letter written by a wonderful young woman at JOYLAND.

We wanted to share her voice.

 

They’re home!

Our fearless team has returned from an inspiring and incredibly productive trip to Kenya.  There will be more news soon to follow with details that can be found in our Galleries

Just a preview on the type of wonderful experiences that were made possible because of our wonderfully kind supporters.

JOYLAND Special School for the Physically challenged, in Kisumu, receives ongoing support from SOCKS.  Generous donations allowed our team to give extra funds for much needed equipment.

Thank you for the opportunity to help so many who have so little.

Asante Sana

More visiting

SOCKS continues to be out and about in the communities around Nakuru.

A visit to  drop off needed supplies to Mr. Langat.

Paul gets a great hug and the team is invited into the home.  Amazing times.

SOCKS AT MIA

About a week and a half in Kenya already and SOCKS has arrived at Mission in Action.

Already out and about the community and meeting ladies who with the help of Mission in Action  have started their own cottage industry creating bags.

Smiles all around!