Exploring East Africa

So excited to have just returned from 3 weeks in Kenya and Uganda meeting with artisan cooperatives and the amazing team of The Chimpanzee Trust. New jewelry and accessories, co-created with these groups will be coming in 2016...

 Threads of Blessings Women's Cooperative (Uganda)

Threads of Blessings Women's Cooperative (Uganda)

 Artisans Susan and Pauline working on their wool felt animals (Kenya)

Artisans Susan and Pauline working on their wool felt animals (Kenya)

 This is Mbegu, a baby elephant orphaned as a result of human-wildlife conflict and rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Kenya)

This is Mbegu, a baby elephant orphaned as a result of human-wildlife conflict and rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Kenya)

 This is Kasuba, a chimpanzee orphaned as a result of human-wildlife conflict and rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. He's five years old and loves finding snacks hidden in your pockets and jumping up and down on your back. Visit our Instagram @lucyandjoexploring to see more. 

This is Kasuba, a chimpanzee orphaned as a result of human-wildlife conflict and rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. He's five years old and loves finding snacks hidden in your pockets and jumping up and down on your back. Visit our Instagram @lucyandjoexploring to see more. 

 The women of the Myende Island Kwagaalama (Loving Each Other) Handicraft Association with their paper bead jewelry (Uganda)

The women of the Myende Island Kwagaalama (Loving Each Other) Handicraft Association with their paper bead jewelry (Uganda)