This past week the women artisans of Esiteti took part in a business skills/quality control training workshop led by Kenyan Susan Maina of Craft Link Kenya. We are so grateful to Craft Link Kenya for partnering with Beads of Esiteti to help empower these women to be leaders in their field of beading; helping to ensure further market access so that they can sustain themselves, their families and their community. Each one of these women are dedicated to supporting their families and ensuring a better life for their children and are eager to learn more about business, savings and creating quality products. Beads of Esiteti is dedicated to providing continual training for these women so that they can become self-sufficient and earn the respect they deserve in their community becoming role models for future generations of Maasai women. It is through each one of our customers support that we are able to provide these valuable trainings and are grateful for all of the support we have received this past year.
Women of Esiteti take part in business skills training course
Shauna Mistretta is the Founder of Beads of Esiteti and has worked, lived and volunteered in Africa intermittently for the past 10 years. Each day Shauna is fueled by the women of Africa who continually teach her the power and resilience of the human spirit and the innate creativity that lies within each one of us. Since 2010 Shauna has been working with the Maasai people of Esiteti helping to create an international market for the women's traditional bead work in hopes of helping to preserve their culture while creating a sustainable income stream for this tribal community. To her the Maasai are an embodiment of wisdom, dignity and unbelievable bravery ad she is honored each day to be working in partnership with them.