VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Photo: Made by women’s hands, Kenya
October 5, 2012 by Sophia Jones-Mwangi
|Left to right: IRC women’s protection and empowerment officer Ruth Kimaathi, IRC supervisor Sadia Diriye, trainee Mumina Mohamed and trainer Mariam Hassan with colorful baskets, tie-dyed dresses and other products made by Somali women living in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex. Photo: Sophia Jones-Mwangi/IRC|
A small group of Somali women traveled some 300 miles by road from the world’s largest refugee camp to Kenya’s bustling capital this week to take part in the annual Nairobi International Trade Fair. They were there to show off their handmade products — and to look for new business opportunities.