Lucia

Lucia has been a farmer all her life. Most of the time she plants cow peas, maize and beans and  since she has owned a small grocery shop, she has sold part of the harvests in her shop. Lucia has also been weaving baskets since 1980’s and before weaving for Mifuko she had sell her traditional baskets in a marketplace. Later she joined a popular Kyondo women’s group. Lucia weaves one large basket a week earning up to four thousand Kenyan Shillings a month. She saves part of her incomes so she could buy a dairy cow and build a shelter for it.

• Born: 1959

• Family: Five children