In Nakuru, Kenya, about 140 families and 300 children live within the Gioto Garbage Slum. These families not only depend on their basic human needs from the garbage dump, but actually reside on top of it. While these families live within the garbage, most are victims of rape, HIV, or abuse.
Most families in the slum are made up of single mothers and grandmothers who are the sole providers for their children. However, living and working within the slums does not provide enough opportunities. Designer Ryan Clements created Fashion. love, Africa to help create a steady income for the ladies by selling handmade bags with materials gathered by the women. These hand knitted bags are constructed from post consumer plastic bags. The profits from the bags provide aid to the entire slum; to help in relocation, child sponsorship, medical assistance, and savings and loan programs. Who would think that buying one stylish bag could make such a difference?
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