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The women from rural villages around Mount Kasigau in the southern part of Kenya gave made weaving beautiful baskets their livelihoods along with farming. Basket weaving has become increasingly important in the past years as crops have been destroyed by elephants migrating through their fields to Tsovo East National Park.
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What began with simple rolled paper bead earrings has become a thriving workshop and business in Swaziland. These decorative bowls are handmade entirely from recycled newspaper.
Every day, dozens, sometimes hundreds of weavers arrive at the Baba Tree Company to work and discuss village issues. In the shade of the Baba Tree, these weavers earn the highest price available for a basket in Bolgatanga in exchange for the finest handmade product of its type from this region in Ghana.
WATCH: A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE BABA TREE COMPANY