Kundagaseke Cooperative

Basket Lovers Cooperative

The 17 women of Kundagaseke 'Basket Lovers' Association have dedicated themselves to getting out of poverty - rising above the conditions they live in. In addition to farming, the artisans spend their days weaving baskets, coasters, earrings, and bracelets to make enough money to support themselves and their families. They work patiently and diligently, a single bracelet taking a full day to create. The members of Kundagaseke use their weaving time to discuss unity, culture and reconciliation.

The women of Kundagaseke are seeing their hard work pay off. They have been able to cover their basic necessities like clothing, shoes, soap and health insurance.  Several have been able to purchase cell phones, domestic animals and invest in land.