Last weekend I took the liberty to visit the Women of Kireka (WoK) office and quarry. The quarry is located in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.
Jenny and Bridget, the new Women of Kireka interns were so kind to take us (myself, Kelly and two other visitors) for a tour through WoK activities and the quarry. 🙂 It was really nice to visit this project that my friend is helping to raise funds.
Women of Kireka is a women’s cooperative jewelry business based in Kampala, Uganda. By providing business skills training,
added capital and a resilient peer group, WoK is helping its 20 members gain economic independence. The 20 members part time at the quarry together with their children.
My friend, Siena Anstis was introduced to Women of Kireka in 2008, during her internship in Uganda. She visited the quarry and since then, she has helped women to raise funding to start a tailoring and jewelery making co-operative through social innovation.
Siena is running the Montreal Oasis Marathon on September 5th, 2010. This marathon was inspired by the need to find a way to help pay school fees for the children of the Women of Kireka. READ MORE HERE
Visit Women of Kireka today and buy yourself some of that beautiful Jewelery you see in the pictures! Or you can BUY ONLINE to support this project. 😉
Kudos Siena and Women of Kireka for your hard work and resilience!!