From Their Hands to Yours – a Pamba Toto photo essay

From Their Hands to Yours… A Pamba Toto photo essay Our Mission Transforming lives from Nairobi’s slums… We purchase hand-made crafts from artisans living in Nairobi’s poorest communities providing a viable outlet for the sale of their products. We donate profits to ​Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries for Sanctuary of Hope family-style homes for orphans from the slums.  Join the Pamba Toto story: visit … More From Their Hands to Yours – a Pamba Toto photo essay

From Their Hands to Yours… Part 1: Tuungane Pamoja

My friend Debbie and I, Pamba Toto founders, are passionate about buying hand-crafted products directly from our friends:  artisans living and working in the slums of Nairobi. It never ceases to amaze us how these beautiful people create such stunning handiwork in cramped, poorly-lit, under-equipped workshops. From their hands to yours, every Pamba Toto item … More From Their Hands to Yours… Part 1: Tuungane Pamoja

From Their Hands to Yours… Part 3: Toto for Toto

One particular moment from being in Kenya last May especially shimmers in my memories. On our last day with the Sanctuary of Hope family, after falling in love with them over the previous week, our Hope’s Promise team of twenty-seven members meets the children and caregivers at a retreat center near Nairobi. All over the … More From Their Hands to Yours… Part 3: Toto for Toto

A Twinkle in Her Eyes

Korogocho is the kind of place where you want to close your eyes and run the other way if you can. It’s a place where the outward desperation of 150,000-200,000 people living in about one square mile is only the tip of complex social evils spiraling relentlessly from one generation to the next. Korogocho is the kind … More A Twinkle in Her Eyes