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Kenyan Kanga Hobo Bag


SKU: S- 97335

Show off your sophisticated side! Spotlighting the traditional Swahili fabric of Kenya called kanga - made by the women of Jorova Crafts - our worldly yet casual Kenyan Kanga Hobo Bag helps women make better lives while you make a hot fashion statement. Generously sized with zippered interior pocket and padded base.

Kenyan women use kangas for dresses, skirts, bags, curtains, table cloths, scarves, carrying infants and hundreds of other uses. Women from the slums of Nairobi started Jorova Crafts and today help raise the standard of living for many families making stylish accessories.

  • 100% cotton, polyester lining
  • Zippered interior pocket
  • Approximately 24" H x 18" W x 12" D (61 x 46 x 30 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Kenya

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

"It makes me happy and also humble to see the miles we have moved from cleaning offices to handicrafts exporting,"" says Josephine Karimi, one of three women living in the slums of Nairobi, more than twenty years ago, who pooled their savings earned from cleaning to buy a sewing machine. Josephine, Rosemary, and Eva combined their talents and a few letters from each of their names to become Jorova Crafts. Since then, they have helped many women in the greater Nairobi area, mostly single mothers or widows, enabling them to gain employment to support their families while using their talents with handicrafts or developing new skills.

"When a woman is economically empowered, the society shines," says Karimi. One of those artisans, Veronica Wanja, is now happy to be doing what she likes most. "I happened to meet Karimi five years ago, at our church," she recalls. "I was desperate in life – just imagine – with three kids and not any income. She introduced me to Jorova. I thank her very much. That business has made me who I am today. My kids go to school just like other kids. I also managed to build my own house. God bless your trusting us."

Some Jorova products use Kanga, the traditional Swahili fabric that Kenyan women use and wear for so many things. Josephine says she's also pleased Jorova Crafts is developing unique designs. "To me, the sky is the limit!"

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Just ok!

I have ordered many tote bags from here and this one wasn't up to par. Didn't realize how flimsy it was as the cotton is very thin. I will donate it thus helping out not only the animals but someone else.

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