“Inside each ImaniXchange bag is the name of the Kenyan woman who carefully measured, cut, and sewed the local kitenge fabric—each name representing not only the maker, but also a life and a story. The makers are single, widowed, disadvantaged, and disabled women who have persevered despite the poverty that runs rampant in their country. Their stories are becoming known across the world, and it all began with a 20-year-old and her dusty sewing machine. Jenny Nuccio first stepped foot on Kenyan soil in 2009, not to serve, but to figure out her life as a recent high school graduate.”
Read the whole article, How fashion is breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya here.
Learn more about Jenny Nuccio’s project, ImaniXchange, here.