So They Can is a not for profit organisation, working with local communities and governments, committed to empowering women and children living in poverty in Africa through education. We achieve this through providing improved learning conditions, teacher training and development, child well being, women’s empowerment and community engagement and health programs.
We connect with women, so they can create income generating opportunities to provide life’s essentials, including food, clothing, shelter and education for their children, building themselves a more secure and sustainable future.
Our products are all handmade in Kenya utilising traditional artisan skills handed down by the bibi’s ~ grandmother or lady in Swahili. The beautiful, organically shaped SISAL baskets are handwoven, made from natural sisal harvested locally, natural dyes from plants and wool. The bold modern kiondo’s are handwoven together using traditional sisal with polythene for a truly fair trade and chic statement. The handles are polished natural leather or recycled rubber.
When you buy from bibi&me you aren’t just bringing the colour and energy of Africa into your home with our handmade Kiondos. You are also playing a part in helping over 16,500 women and children break the poverty cycle through education. 100% of profits from bibi&me sales are used to support the educational empowerment programs run by So They Can in East Africa.
All of the women we employ are paid well and work in a beautiful workshop, their children attend the local school So They Can built, Aberdare Ranges Primary. Bibi&me embraces the colour, vibrancy and zest for life that the wonderful African women we work with possess. Your purchase impacts these amazing African women and their children, creating income opportunities to enable them to become self-sufficient. Bibi&me is empowering and educating whole communities for generations to come.Experience the true reciprocity of giving with one of our handmade products or find out more about what we do at www.sotheycan.org.
Bibi&me is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, FTA.