Creations began “from a desperate need to help ladies in the slum who
had no way to provide for their families”. The women were making
homemade beer or were turning to prostitution for income. They have been
taught how to sew and now make beautiful handbags, accessories, aprons
and even dolls!
“The Jacaranda tree is a picture of faith. Before the rains begin to fall bringing life and nourishment to a parched land, the Jacaranda tree blooms. The deep purple and pure white flowers give hope that the rains will indeed come. Faith that the rains will surely come; and with the rains new life.”
Meet some of the Jacaranda Creations Artisans...
"I am Sarah, and I love working with and training the women of Jacaranda. I am the production manager and make sure that all the branches have work. I used to be one of the women with a baby on my back begging on the street, but through the years of sewing I have been able to see my life transformed. My daughter is now in University and I am thankful to all those who have loved me throughout my life."
She may have been a beggar in the street with a baby on her back, but God has brought her on a beautiful journey and now she works along side of Brenda at Jacaranda Creations. Sarah is a woman who loves Jesus passionately and serves Him with everything that she has! She not only serves as the Production Manager for Jacaranda Creations, but she also leads a Life Group in her home and serves faithfully at church, New Song Nairobi. She loves to help other women living in the slums who are facing impossible situations because she knows God works miracles!
She is a woman filled with the joy of the Lord! She makes dolls at Jacaranda Creations and does everything with excellence! She is currently teaching the other women there how to make the dolls.
We have discovered that so often the money that she makes through Jacaranda Creations she gives away to her neighbors who are suffering and she also sends as much money as she can to her daughter in Uganda who is studying medicine.
Monica lives in Marurui Slum and is raising two small children. She is now a single mother and the challenge of being both mother and bread winner is a heavy burden where jobs are scarce.
Three years ago she started training at Jacaranda Creations and she has managed to feed her children and pay her rent. Monica has become very trustworthy and she is now the branch leader, and the one that we rely on to visit the sick. She distributes the work we send among the ladies at her branch.
We believe she has great potential, and that she will rise above her circumstances.
We believe that her two children will have a better life.