Weaving Hope and Harmony: Kelemua Asfa's Inspiring Journey

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Kelemua Asfa is a skilled basket weaver from a region called Dubi Dubi on the Northside of Ethiopia. She came to Yetebon to get married 25 years ago and got the chance to work and learn basket weaving at Project Mercy. She has five children and one grandchild, whom she helps to look after when she is not weaving.

Kelemua has over 25 years of experience weaving baskets and was one of the first cohort members to join the basket-weaving program at Project Mercy. The income from the baskets provided her with a purpose and enabled her to send her children to school.

She loves the color purple and believes that the baskets she makes need to create harmony with all the others.


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