“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word” (Isaiah 66:2 ESV).
Isaiah 66:2 says that God made us with his own hand. Our lives with God become personal and purposeful when we understand that He is the artist and we are the canvas, intricately and uniquely designed for his good purposes. Handmade design takes deep thought, time and personal consideration—something that has been partially lost with the rise of mass printing, high volume manufacturing and duplication.
Transform Kenya: Handmade Greeting Cards
Peter Maina, an African artisan, understands the inherent value in personal design and selfless handiwork. He makes his living by selling hand-painted greeting cards in Nakuru, Kenya. Every 5”x4” card is unique, and signed by Peter. Through the creation of his handmade greeting cards and other projects, Peter has purchased land and erected a house for his family, as well as put all three of his children through school. The people of Nakuru are suffering terrible poverty and malnutrition, but artisans like Peter bravely face poverty by laboring to improve his and his family’s living conditions. Jesus’ Economy partners with The Tembo Trading Education Project to provide a way for people just like you to bring life transformation to Kenya and others around the globe and receive the beautiful fairtrade products that Peter and others work hard to create in the process.
Supporting an Artisan Creates Jobs
Each time Jesus’ Economy buys Peter’s cards from Tembo, the profits from each purchase go directly to funding transformational education and further entrepreneurship in the community in order to change lives through business. Then, when Jesus’ Economy resells the cards to you, we put all profit from your purchase directly into life transformation around the world—microloans, church grants, meeting needs, and our ongoing operations.
Ordering a 5-pack of Peter’s hand-painted greeting cards means you are literally helping lift the Nakuru community out of poverty and suffering. Your set may illustrate a sunset with the baboons, twilight with elephants, midday with gazelles, or other scenes—every single handmade greeting card pack is unique. We hope that you will share these beautiful handmade greeting cards with your friends and loved ones.