In the Swahili language, a dupo means ‘to prosper’.
And that’s what this site is all about, helping artisans based in Kenya to prosper from their products.
The site is run by Keith McGuinness, an Irishman living just outside of London (UK). Keith developed an interest in fair trade and ecommerce while studying for a business degree and this seemed like a good way of combining those interests.
To connect with Keith, click here.
Our primary supplier at the moment is Kuku Hut, run by Canadian Amanda Flanagan who splits her time between her Canada and Nairobi, Kenya. Kuku Hut currently supplies a wide range of gift items to several retailers in Canada, sourced from local artisans in Nairobi.
A dupo and Kuku Hut started working together in 2010 and Amanda has been supplying our Maasai blankets since then. We are really pleased to extend this relationship to include a variety of Kuku Hut’s best selling products.
For more information about Kuku Hut, click here.
We are also pleased to count on the support of Able Volunteers International Fund (AVIF), an online volunteering charity assisting sustainable development in Kenya. AVIF is run by Alison Lowndes and is based in North Yorkshire. For more information, click here.
If you’d like to get in touch, please visit the contact page.