William Murai opened his weaving business in 1983 after traveling East Africa with an American artist who collected art for the Smithsonian Museum. As an honorary warden for KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service), William is an advocate for wildlife conservation. Their yarn is hand-woven from local wool and cotton.
John Mucheru Kang'ara founded the Zakale Creation Project to help rejuvenate his community with art. He recruits artists from the Huruma slum from lives of crimes and drugs to give them a better life. They recycle plastic, bottle caps, wires and other ""garbage"" that cannot be digested by the environment to create beautiful jewlery.
Moses has been carving and drawing since nursery school. He met his wife, Esther in 1995 when she started painting for his craft business. Together, their business, Kichaka Poa Creations, uses sustainable resources and supports the community by encouraging each artists' creative ability.
These men have perfected the art of twisting, embossing and designing jewelry and trinkets from recycled cooking pots and other scrap metal. They have embraced wildlife designs with one artist, Ali, claiming cheetahs are his favorite.
Tony Kiratu provides several craftsmen with full-time jobs weaving bowls and baskets out of wire glass beads while making sure 100% of the waste materials from their beautifully patterned crafts are recyclable.