A few years ago many of you shared an article about a man who challenged African intellectuals for not doing enough to help their fellow countrymen. The article whether frictional or real resonated with me. Fast forward a few years and we have a farm and grow, palm kennels, plantains and bananas . I noticed that we cut down the stems of the plantain and banana fruits.The result was that I investigated what can be done and we now have the banana fibre project.
This project will help people in my village ( my uncle has corrected me it a town😂👍🏿) okay uncle!!. The essence of this project is to provide jobs for people and recycle the stems that were otherwise a complete nuisance to farmers having to leave the stems on their farms to rot. The next plan is to see if we can find some use for some of the rubbish being thrown away everywhere.
We need you to patronise us and buy these items that we make, we are not asking you to donate for this project, we are asking you to support us in buying these authentic and rare gems to decorate your tables, floors, walls and kitchens etc. And for some of you who are more artistic to buy the raw materials from us to create your own crafts.
Africa is the new frontier, like the Wild West of the USA a couple of centuries ago, we need your help to bring sanity and calmness to the continent, we need your ingenuity and creativity to convert the rubbish on every street to better use, we need your help so that the 14 girl that has never been to school does not have her childhood and future taken away, that the young mother with 2 children abused by her partner does not continue to suffer the indignity and helplessness of her situation, that her children can eat more than once a day and get a good education.
Yes, the government should be providing better facilities and we need good governance, most of you are already writing, talking and debating about those issues, but the people I saw needed help yesterday and can’t want for things to change.
These fibre products are handmade individually crafted and genuine produce of Ijebu Imusin in Ogun state of Nigeria. They cost from £5.00 including postage.
The link below will take you to the Etsy shop, we only have limited items, they are mostly hanging baskets, table mats and pencil cases. The ropes can also be used to decorate bottles and vases.