Artisan Profile


James is a member of our sewing team and has been with GORP for 3 years. He is skilled in basketry, jewelry making, and sewing. His favorite products to sew are our oven mitts and stuffed elephants! James also enjoys making his own designs for various pieces. He hopes to open his own tailoring shop and develop his own business. Being an artisan with GORP has allowed James to be able to pay his bills as well as pay for his mom’s medical expenses and support his 7 year old brother’s education. He recently moved to Nanyuki from Kibera Slum and believes it’s been a great transition for him in creating a safe and healthier environment for him to thrive.