Maasai Duka helps artisans develop new opportunities to create sustainable income to support their families by selling crafts.
Maasai Duka is a Fair Trade social enterprise for artisans in slums and villages that helps them provide their families with the basic necessities like shelter, food, healthcare and education. Their artisans struggle just to survive and are usually socially excluded from the majority in their country. They help them market high quality, unique crafts and ethnic art, while ensuring that their work is both economically and environmentally sustainable. Their goal is to provide hope for impoverished people around the world, giving them dignity through earned income. They pledge to work with men and women in poverty to assist them through training and product development, encourage sustainable production practices and therefore create viable employment. Artisans are offered design and product suggestions to increase marketability while building on and honouring their traditional skills.