Gay Ugandan refugees launch Kenyan craft company

Inspirational and practical!

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Clutch purse made by His Grace Fashion and Design. Clutch purse made by His Grace Fashion and Design.

Oven mitts made by His Grace Fashion and Design Oven mitts designed and made by His Grace Fashion and Design

Hundreds of LGBTI refugees who fled Ugandan repression are now enmeshed in new difficulties in Kenya, where they must endure long bureaucratic delays in order to have a chance for resettlement abroad.

Stylisth bag designed and manufactured by His Grace Fashion and Design. Stylisth bag designed and manufactured by His Grace Fashion and Design.

In the meantime, making ends meet is a challenge.

Several young LGBTI refugees have founded a fashion, design and crafts  business to support themselves while they await their official recognition as refugees and their eventual relocation.

It hasn’t been easy, especially since they learned last month that they need to raise money to pay for a business license. When the local council cracked down on their enterprise, they had used all their money to pay for materials.

Under the business name of His Grace Fashion and Design…

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