Naapok Star Ornament Set
Light and whimsical, these beaded stars make colorful additions to your Christmas tree! In order to support their families, the Maasai women use the funds from their ornament making to purchase goats. These stars not only capture the Christmas spirit but also help families in rural areas of Tanzania survive! Features glass beads with silver-tone discs. Set of 3 ornaments Each star measures 3-by-3 inches.
About this Artisan
Although the Maasai women of Tanzania who formed Naapok-Nanyok are no longer nomadic, their lives resolved around livestock. The five-month dry season kills the grass, leaving the goats to die, meaning no milk for Maasai children. Each product sold creates a savings fund for new goats to replace any that die. In a recent year, the women saved $150 from their handmade products and bought 15 goats to nourish their children.