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Hand Carved Fair Trade 6″ Wooden Hippopotamus

Hand Carved Fair Trade 6″ Wooden Hippopotamus

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This  Hippopotamus was hand carved in Kenya.  Each is custom made so it may vary slightly from the product image but each is approximately 6″ long.

All of our items are hand made in Kenya, Africa. We offer Fair Trade, Green Eco gifts. Our sales provide income for families in Kenya. Thank you for shopping at Aina Moja.
  • Description

    Product Description

    Traveling past Machakos, Kenya, there is a wood carvers cooperative.  They sit in long open sheds each with their own space. Surrounded by wood chips, logs and pieces in various stages of completion they use small hand tools to carve their favorite wooden product.  Each carver can successfully carve a variety of items yet most tend to specialize in a few specific items.

    They will use a variety of woods but each item has its “best” wood type.  Behind the long sheds are seedling trees in various stages of growth, ready to replace the trees that are taken for carving.

    This wooden Hippo is  made of mahogany and is approximately 6″ long.  Each is unique as it is hand carved and the wood grain is different on each one.

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  • What We Do

    Our Products

    Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Due to the fact that each item is handmade, actual item may vary slightly from product image.

    Aina Moja products are sold at art and craft fairs throughout the summer and fall as well as in the Aina Moja shop in Belfast, Maine.

    Aina Moja is a member of Fair Trade Gifts and is part of the Artisan Support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501(3)c organization.

    Our Money

    Our items are purchased directly from artisans in Kenya, Africa and not at tourist stations. The purchase of the items supports individuals and families in Kenya.

    Proceeds from sales of the items at Aina Moja help support the projects of Expanding Opportunities, including the Street Children Fund, STEMS, Camp Forest, Friends Across the Ocean, Books for Kenya, and Distance Learning Centers. Expanding Opportunities has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.

    Aina Moja offers you an opportunity to donate for a child or give to Expanding Opportunities. Add a donation to your order for yourself or give a donation as a gift.