November 19, 2019

Fair Trade is not time for Lets Make A Deal

Everyone knows I am a negotiator but in the case of anything I’m selling for the women in Kenya this is not time for a deal. It will take away from the women and that’s not what Fair Trade is about. She left without buying anything. She wanted a 25% […]
November 4, 2019

Give a Double High Five or a High Five for Food Program

Double High Five Food Program Give us a high five or a double high five every month to feed families in Kenya. As we are working to grow Baskets and Beads and make it monthly sustainable for the women in Kenya, we need to make sure they have resources for […]
August 20, 2019

Kenya 2020 – Join Us Feb 12-22 for the trip of a lifetime

February 12-22 we will be going to Kenya! The Kenya Experience is an opportunity to bring people together to serve the suffering and displaced people of Kitale Kenya. Through our service we will improve a community, become better versions of ourselves, be of service and help “the least of these” […]
April 29, 2019

Read Hellen’s Story of Success Through Baskets and Beads

Meet Hellen. Hellen lives in the Kipsongo slum. Kipsongo Background – The Kipsongo slum came into existence when the Turkana tribe who lived in Northwestern Kenya for centuries fled harsh conditions and midgrated to Kitale. Fourty years ago, severe drought and famine made survival inpossible. The ongoing conflict over resources […]
April 17, 2019

Baskets and Beads Progress Update

When I went to Kenya for the first time in February 2018, I had no idea that my visit there to serve on a mission trip would turn into God’s mission for my life. When I met the women in Kipsongo slum, my heart was touched and I wanted to […]
April 2, 2019

Meet Gloria from the Kipsongo Slum

Gloria lives in the Kipsongo slum. Kipsongo is a slum built on top of a former landfill. The people who live there are from the Turkana tribe and fled harsh conditions in the late 60’s/early 70’s and migrated to Kitale, Kenya. They ended up settling at the landfill (known as […]
February 1, 2019

Baskets and Beads and Bags too…

Baskets and Beads by Artisans of Kenya is a project that started last year when Eldonna went to Kenya and met the ladies of the Kipsongo slum.  Since that time she has a growing community in Kenya of women who are joining together in cooperation to produce beautiful hand crafted […]
April 10, 2018

Baskets and Beads of Hope and Women of Kitale Kenya Who Changed My Path in Life

Day 6 – Kitale, Kenya – Afternoon – The Ladies of the Kipsongo Slum After lunch we headed to the Kipsongo Slum. I didn’t know much about it at the time. The schedule said “Eldonna speaks to 40 Ladies.” I was prepared to again share the good, the bad and […]
March 30, 2018

Reaching Beyond to Change Lives in Kenya and Beyond

If you read my last post or saw anything on Social Media, you know I went to Kenya for 10 days in February for a Mission Trip. I felt a calling from God to go serve on a trip with Reaching Beyond Ourselves so I made a commitment to […]