baskets of hope
Baskets of Hope is associated with our Widows' Ministry at Bread of Life Mission. Our staff meets weekly with a group of 11 widows to disciple them in their relationship with Christ as well as providing a safe place to build community among those women who are all in the same season (and allows them to share a meal). One week of each month is spent teaching the women about managing their finances and then we partner with them to earn those finances to manage.
Some widows choose to make charcoal and sell it and some choose to make baskets for which the tribe is known throughout Kenya. Most of our women choose to do both to support their families.
Baskets of Hope is an opportunity for the women to sell their baskets to BOL which then transports them to the U.S. where the baskets are resold and all the funds are returned to the woman and the ministry.
Thanks to our generous customers in the U.S., our women are able to truly take care of their children and grandchildren, providing food, clothing, and education when it was previously not possible.