“Bagamoyo” means, “Lay down you heart” in Swahili. We could not think of a better name for our handbag project as this endeavor was emerged from our hearts and our love for the orphaned, abandoned and abused children of Kenya.
We are so excited about this at SOHK!
We are launching our new project at Springs of Hope Kenya (SOHK) that will help support our children and projects. We are starting a sewing center. This sewing project is an effort for us to become self-sustaining so that we are not entirely dependent on donations from outside sources. The Ministry Threads of Hope have already donated 50 sewing machines and other equipment to SOHK. The machines will be providing jobs for widows and single mothers affected by HIV/AIDS, and also help support and sustain our children and their futures. We have begun this past year working out of one small room at our orphanage. But for the vision that we have this will not suffice. So we are ready to spread out wings and get this project started and we are hoping that you will partner with us in this endeavor.
All of our bags are made from traditional Kenyan materials. They are called Kitenges or lesos. These materials are used by the local people to make traditional clothes or, as wraps for the women. We have taken these beautiful, colorful materials and made fun, whimsical bags. When you purchase one of these bags you are making a stand and a statement of hope & love for the orphans and destitute children of Kenya. “All” proceeds from Bagamoyo handbags go to supporting SOHK orphanage and projects.