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kikiweavers' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Kiki Women Weavers' shop! We are a cooperative of women who live in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Sub-Saharan Africa located in Nairobi, Kenya. All our items are handwoven with local water hyacinth, an invasive plant species.

Our weaving program is a part of the Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) Productive Public Spaces project. KDI is an innovative partnership specializing in the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning in areas where environmental degradation compromises quality of life. Our work brings together diverse participants - residents, designers, students, private sector experts and government officials - to implement scalable, context-appropriate design interventions to improve the physical, social and economic health of a community.

Please visit our website for more information and photos of us in action: www.kounkuey.org
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