Local Enterprise

Furniture Makers

Just next to the hospital is a very busy cottage industry making furniture. Their range consists of padded chairs , sofas, tables, ordinary chairs as well as beds with beautifully carved head boards. Although many of the local people are very poor and live on 2$ a day some people have become more affluent. They desire more luxurious furniture which is all made in local workshops. So different to western countries where many of these items are imported from abroad. The skill of the Kenyan people fills me with great admiration making me feel nostalgia for the days when such items were produced locally in the UK.

Busy making a sofa

This man is carving a head-board work which will take 2 days earning him 4$

An example of a carved head board awaiting completion





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