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Crazy For Cats Greeting Card

Send a note to your favorite cat lover with the Crazy for Cats Greeting Card. This card from Kenya is made from handcrafted paper by artisans working with KICK Trading. The base of the paper is water hyacinth, an invasive plant species found in Lake Victoria.

HANDCRAFTED IN KENYA

  • Handmade water hyacinth paper, copper wire and assorted recycled cans
  • Colors and patterns vary slightly
  • 4.75W x 6.25H inches; White envelope: 5W x 6.75H inches
  • Card is blank on the inside. Includes white paper insert.
  • Handcrafted in Kenya

SKU: 4120020

THE MAKERS

KICK Trading (Kisumu Innovation Centre of Kenya) is a registered company with artisans, staff and supporters holding shares. KICK Trading is based in Kisumu, a city of 800,000 with high unemployment and underemployment. Kisumu has a high incidence of HIV/AIDS, which affects many artisans and their families. KICK Trading focuses on creating employment and income generation opportunities for Kenyan artisans, working with disadvantaged artisans, and connecting artisans to global markets on fair trade terms. Artisans hold 20 percent of the company’s shares. Additional benefits include loans for school fees or emergencies, training, counseling, and product development and design help and access to global markets.Some 70 percent of products are made from recycled material, including recycled wire, sheet metal, wrought iron, water hyacinth rope, papyrus, soda cans and waste paper.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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