In 2014, seven local women & one Estonian volunteer from NGO MTÜ Mondo, were brainstorming how to find more clients for the basket weavers. Their baskets are gorgeous, women are expert weavers, who have been selling Bolga Baskets at the local market in their home village for all their lives.
However, Kongo village lies deep in Ghana’s grasslands, far from big cities and all the tourists. So, the women didn’t have many clients and it was impossible for them to earn a decent income. That is how they came up with an idea to try to sell the baskets in Estonia. 🇪🇪❤️
It worked out just fine and Estonians love their baskets. Today women have their own company called Yen Pang Basket Weavers and a little house they built with the help of Mondo, that they now jokingly call their office!
Thanks to the beauty of the baskets and the skill of the weavers, Yen Pang Basket Weavers has quickly grown from startup to healthy business. Today, the company employees 30 women, with a plan to hire 20 more! ❤️🙌 I mean, how awesome is that?! And if you could only see how proud and happy all the ladies
were when they first heard that in addition to Estonia, their baskets are admired in USA & Canada too! 🇪🇪 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 @fairtaleghana
mission is to empower women through ethical business! ❤️THANK YOU ❤️for being part of our venture and making it all possible! We can only make a difference together! This is why we are so happy about every single client! For each client who chooses FairTaleGhana, more women can live independently with the fairest of goals – to educate their loved ones.
Women’s work is available in our amazon shop (link in BIO 👉 @fairtaleghana
) and shipping is FREE for AMAZON PRIME members! Across the United States! 🇺🇸
It doesn’t matter that the beach season is over, you can take Bolga totes to market; use them for storage; decoration or gift-giving. We have to circulate #goodkarma
💁♀️❤️Because women wave all year around! . . .
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