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PROFILING OF MADE IN KENYA HANDICRAFTS AT THE EMBAKASI CURIO VILLAGE

MSEA has been carrying out a campaign aimed at profiling unique products that CIDCs and worksites across the counties have to offer through MSEs and their enterprises. The profiling of MSEs also entails building their capacity to market their products on social media platforms. One of the CIDC’s visited in Nairobi is the Embakasi Juakali worksite: The worksite hosts the Embakasi Curio Village MSE Association, an Association that with over 600 MSE members.

The MSEs in this Association mostly deal in soapstone carvings, beading and weaving. The animal carvings and decorations are made from soapstone that is sourced from Kisii County. These products are then sold to hotels, gift shops and exported to South Africa and South Sudan.

Mr. Francis Usuku of Obasanjo business is one of the MSEs at this worksite who creates flower vases, wine holders and animal carvings. He has employees who support in carving and finishing the products.