Sewing Earphone Bags

Work began yesterday on Minalyn's (Life Beads Kenya) most recent project. Making 30,000 (yes that's correct) of these little earphone bags. And only 4 weeks to complete! So the veranda workshop is rather chaotic. Njoki, the woman here, only has 1 leg, the other was severed in a motorbike accident. Following the accident, hubby ran off, leaving her to fend for herself and 3 kids. She is one gutsy lady, hobbling to work on crutches, through mud, dust and holey tracks. Determined to pay for her children to attend school.

christie kurrle