JOURNAL

  • These are the hands that make your baskets ❤️

    These are the hands that make your baskets ❤️

    We take great pride in the handmade goods we curate from across Africa, ensuring people are paid well and that we are enriching communities, rather than extracting from them. While our core work is providing small loans for household items with big impact in rural Kenya, our side hustle of selling goods is important for a few reasons.
  • Celebrating International Women's Day Every Day

    Celebrating International Women's Day Every Day

    Inspire Inclusion is this year's theme for International Women's Day, and that's just what we do daily at Zawadisha: We take action to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments where all women are valued and respected.
  • Riding the Rhythms of Kenya: A Guide to Slow Travel

    Riding the Rhythms of Kenya: A Guide to Slow Travel

    In a world that often races from one destination to the next, the concept of "slow travel" has emerged not just a pace, but a mindset and approach to exploration that values depth over speed and experiences over checklists. What does slow travel mean in the heart of East Africa? Let's embark on a Zawadisha pedal-powered adventure to find out.
  • Bring Joy to Women Across Africa

    Bring Joy to Women Across Africa

    There are a lot of women in Kenya who are really happy that we got into the business of selling baskets. But it wasn't always something we prioritized, nor did we see it coming. Learn why we do now and how it's impacting women's lives across Africa.
  • A (re)Introduction to Zawadisha

    A (re)Introduction to Zawadisha

    Some of you have been with us for more than a decade, following along the twists and turns of our evolution. Some of you are new, just learning about our work. Whether this is the first or the I-don't-know-who's-counting blog you've received, I wanted to take a moment and share a bit about Zawadisha. 
  • Discover the Artistry and Empowerment of Handcrafted African Baskets

    Discover the Artistry and Empowerment of Handcrafted African Baskets

    Looking for unique, meaningful gift (for yourself or a special someone) that tells a story? Look no further! Explore the vibrant world of handcrafted African baskets that you can find here and IRL at our shop in Reno Public Market.