KICK Trading Ltd
Reviving community livelihoods by connecting Kenyan artisans with the world
Using recycled materials and invasive species from the wetlands around Lake Victoria, KICK encourages local artisans to create handmade products. It also recycles wire from old fridge compressors and uses it to make unique handmade paper cards and bookmarks. KICK Trading Ltd markets creative craft products made by local artisans, such as greeting cards, earrings, bangles, necklaces, gift boxes and handmade paper. This gives them the opportunity to earn decent wages and enjoy consistent employment. KICK is active in both local and regional, as well as export markets and plans to strengthen both. By using locally available waste material and invasive species in the Lake Victoria region, its activities also benefit local ecosystems.
KICK the Kisumu Innovation Centre Kenya leads the initiative’s marketing e orts and provides training for the artisans involved.
The Kowil Women and Orphans Self Help (KWOSH) Group teach artisans various skills, including weaving, wirework and metalsmithing.
Tiny Card Ltd assists with marketing activities, especially in national markets, through exhibitions and sales.