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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE

Mifuko's wonderful baskets help you organise your home and to find the right place for everything from small toys to pillows.

100 % HANDMADE

We believe that a happier future is made by hand.

FAIR TRADE

We have committed to putting people and planet first in everything we do. 

LOVELY ORNAMENTS

Mifuko's ornaments have been handcarved from fallen jacaranda tree branches.

LIMITED EDITION SCARVES

Skafu silk-cotton scarves have been handwoven in Ethiopia in a Fair Trade workshop.

MIFUKO STORIES

Learn more about our work in Kenya.

Mifuko is a proud member of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), the highly regarded global community of social enterprises that practice Fair Trade. WFTO members must demonstrate they put people and the planet first, adhering to the WFTO Fair Trade Principles.

Mifuko Trust is a non-profit organisation which promotes the well-being and livelihoods of women and communities in the rural region of eastern Kenya sustainably and ecologically. Our work empowers 800 hundred women of self-help groups and reaches through them their family members, altogether 4000 people. You can follow our work and on-going fundraising campaigns on Mifuko stories blog, Instagram and Facebook


To support our work you can buy an ethical gift (Launching soon!) or donate directly to Mifuko Trust’s bank account, FI30 5722 4120 1489 19, OKOYFIHH. When you buy an ethical gift, you will be directed to Mifuko Trust's payment service. If you choose the latter your donation is earmarked to the Wash and Grow! project.


Our fundraising permit number granted by Finnish National Police Board is RA/2021/773. 

Ethical gifts

By purchasing an ethical gift you support the well being and livelihoods of women and communities in south-east Kenya. If you wish you can print an electronic card of your gift to the recipient. 

Plant a tree 15 € | DONATE HERE

Trees prevent erosion and improve the quality of the soil. The Trust works with local self-help groups to determine what kinds of trees are needed, and the groups take care of planting the trees. The seedlings are raised by one of the artisan women and it creates a source of income to her. The trees can be local shade trees or fruit-bearing trees such as mango or banana trees.

Soapmaking and hygiene training 20 € | DONATE HERE

Good hygiene and proper sanitation prevent any illnesses such as diarrhea that are common in rural
Kenya. Training is organised by the Wash and Grow! project for the artisan women on the importance of daily hygiene and the benefits of ecological sanitation. They also learn to make soap
for home use and for sale.

Rainwater collection tank 50 € | DONATE HERE

Rainwater tanks installed to households help secure access to safe and clean water during the dry season. With 50 euros you donate a tank of 500 litres. The water used in smallholder farming and in daily hygiene.

Rainwater collection tank 100 € | DONATE HERE

Rainwater tanks installed to households help secure access to safe and clean water during the dry season. With 100 euros you donate a tank of 1000 litres. The water used in smallholder farming and in daily hygiene.

Ecological dry toilet 780 € | DONATE HERE

This gift enables us to purchase the building materials and pay for professional labour to build a ecological dry toilet in Kenya. The owners of the toilet will participate to the cost and building.


A sign will be attached to the wall telling that the toilet is a joint effort of the donor and the family, and the donor gets a picture of the toilet when it’s ready. Collect a team and participate in a building of an ecological dry toilet Kenya! 

Buy Tumaini bird 8 €

We named this little bird Tumaini which in Swahili means trust and it's our signature bird for Mifuko Trust Mifuko donates all the profits from the sales of Tumaini birds to Mifuko Trust. Buy Tumaini from Mifuko's online store.

Building dry toilets in Kenya

Mifuko Trust builds ecological dry toilets in Kenya to improve the sanitation and hygiene in the rural part of Kenya. In Makueni and rural Kenya in general, around 90 per cent of households use pit latrines, which are one of the main causes for diarrhea and other hygiene related illnesses.

Pit latrines are usually located further away from living areas to prevent smell and fly problems. The journey exposes girls and women to risk of sexual violence.

Ecological sanitation entails proper disposal of human waste and recycling of human excreta to produce composted fertilizer for small-scale farming. Dry toilets can be located near households and do not use fresh water, a precious commodity in the arid regions of Kenya. 


The Wash and Grow! project (2021-2023) builds ecological dry toilets and trains women and communities about hygiene and entrepreneurship in rural south-east Kenya. 

Anita Lintula tells of her background and interests in Mifuko Trust and WASH and Grow!project
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Vilma Autio tells of her background and interests in WASH and Grow!
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Further reading

Read more about Mifuko Trust's work in Kenya.

Mifuko Trust


Read about Mifuko Trust and why our work matters.

Projects


Learn more about Mifuko Trust's ongoing and past projects.

Wash and Grow!


Our ecological sanitation project promoting health, food security and entrepreneurship

Contact Mifuko Trust


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