Craft Show Supports Kenyan Women’s Group

Posted November 19, 2003 at 2:39pm

Hill holiday shoppers who are looking for something different this season may want to check out the International Women’s Democracy Center 2003 Annual Holiday Show and Sale to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts and support a good cause.

Today and Friday, 25 women from the Dupoto Women’s Group of Isinya, Kenya, will be selling hand-beaded jewelry, antiques, collectibles and hand crafts. The Maasai women, who support more than 125 children, sell the crafts as their main source of income and are using part of their profits to provide a better life and education for their daughters.

The program is sponsored by the center’s Beads for Education program, whose mission is to enhance the status of women in the community and to provide scholarships for African girls and promote business development for African women.

The sale will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Federal Ballroom of the Holiday Inn at 415 New Jersey Ave. NW.

For more information, call (301) 330-2587.

— John McArdle