Makers of eco-friendly baskets have reason to smile

Some of the eco-friendly bags made by a couple in Kerio, Turkana County. The venture has employed at least five other women. PHOTO | PETER WARUTOMO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Another women group in Isiolo town is also happy with the ban and has started making alternative packaging materials for sale.

  • Known as the Rural Women Access Resource Organisation, the group said their innovation has created jobs for its 11 members, thereby increasing their income.

The ban on plastic bags has come as a blessing in disguise for a couple in Turkana County who have invested in making eco-friendly shopping bags from palm tree leaves.

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