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Trinity founder Joseph was trained in metalworking by a non-profit working to empower people in the slums. As he learned and grew, it became clear that Joseph had a gift for creating beautiful objects out of brass and other metals.
Eventually, Joseph decided to launch his own Artisan Business with friends from the program. They were well-trained and could make beautiful products, but they struggled to find a marketplace for their goods–until they connected with fair trade buyers like Noonday Collection.
“Working with fair trade buyers has empowered us to bring in better prices for our products and has created many opportunities for us,” Joseph shares. For over 30 years, Joseph has dedicated himself to using what he has been given to create life-changing opportunities for others.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is known for its sweeping wildlife reserves and scenic landscapes. Its coastline along the Indian Ocean has been an important destination for Asian and Arab traders for centuries. It’s also the backdrop for some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches. The official motto of Kenya is Harambee, which means "Let's all pull together" in Swahili. This motto highlights the importance of community and collaboration for Kenyans, who represent over 40 ethnic groups and 60 languages.
Flourishing World Initiative
In June of 2020, Noonday Collection provided Trinity with a $1000 COVID hardship grant to help Joseph and his Artisans weather the storm caused by the pandemic.
This grant, along with an additional grant in August 2022, was shared equally among the Artisans, helping cover needed food, rent, and medical expenses.
JosephJoseph grew up in a slum where he lived with his mother and two siblings. He explains that “It was as if we didn’t exist. There was no water for us, no roof, no sanitation.” For Joseph and his family, survival was the primary goal. But one day, Joseph’s life changed. A nun working with a non - profit saw his potential and singled him out to receive metalworking training. Joseph took that single spark of belief and turned it into a flame – growing this single opportunity into a business that is creating countless more opportunities for others in his community.