Artisan Profile


Jesika has lived in Kibera since 1996, when she moved there in search of a job. She is a single mother of 3. She supports herself through bead making and selling vegetables and mandazi (fried dough, a favorite Kenyan snack). Jesika displays a multitude of talent that comes out in everything she creates and yet she still has a very humble demeanor. She says, “I like coming here (to the Grain of Rice Project workshop) because it helps me to gain more skills and get to know new friends.”