I was raised by a single refugee mother who has been an inspiration to me. Being in a huge family of 13 kids, my mother performed various casual jobs until she settled for crafts, dress making and tailoring, after a good Samaritan helped her learn some basic vocational skills. From an early age of 10, I grew up learning how to sale crafts products in the famous ‘Maasai Markets’ in Nairobi. I experienced first hand the struggles that my mother had to go through each day to provide basic needs for my siblings and I.
I wanted to help my mother and other women like her to be part of positive development both at local, regional and global level. I wanted to see African Designs in stores and homes around the world. That is why I started TungaTunga.