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Two faces in a single kisii stone statue represent the love and connection between soulmates. Native to Kenya, kisii is a soft soapstone well-suited to carving. Its satiny finish is achieved through multiple stages of sanding, followed by waxing. This kisii stone statue was created by carvers working with Kisac Fair Trade, helping artisans find fair trade markets for their craft.
HANDCRAFTED IN KENYA
Kisac Fair Trade Ltd. is an artisan-based group made up of members, employees and artisans. The group's goals include the following: 1) improve the standard of living of members and participating artisans through the production and sale of soapstone carvings; 2) improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized communities in the local area through active participation in community-based projects; 3) operate an equitable business that involves the sharing of profits between members, employees and artisans; and 4) promote fair trade and social justice within the community. Throughout its existence, Kisac has generated income for its members, artisans and employees. Ten Thousand Villages began purchasing products from Kisac in 2010.