Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jacaranda Creations

Jacaranda Creations is a business-as-mission ministry serving women who live in the slums of Nairobi. Not only do these beautiful Kenyan women design and craft their products, but they are integral to the daily operation of the organization. They help manage the budget, train new artisans, conduct quality checks, merchandise their shop, and orchestrate both individual and group sales.

With over 65 branches around Nairobi (small groups of women in various slum locations making their crafts under the leadership of one branch manager), Jacaranda Creations is truly making a difference for Africa and for the Kingdom. Your purchase brings dignity to an impoverished woman helping her to provide for her family in a nurturing environment where her roots grow deep in Christ.

Join me in a Jacaranda Creations party where you will hear the stories of some of the Jacaranda women and have the opportunity to purchase their products (only a small selection of their work is shown in this photo, come to the party to see what else they make). I’ll plan to share more about ministry in East Africa and give you a peek at my future plans. But mostly, we’ll just catch up with old friends and hopefully make some new ones. Our time together will be informal, relational, and fun. I miss you all and can’t wait to see you again!

Saturday, March 5th
10:00 a.m.

Leslie’s House

Munga Akabariki (God Bless You!)