We met Mary Kiden in her village at Bidi Bidi (the world's largest refugee resettlement area), where she lives alongside other women and children who've suffered horrendous trauma. Mary designed these beautifully intricate creations as a way to bring the women together and help them move past their pain.
100% of the net proceeds of each of these stars will help Mary and her team continue to expand their small textile business.
A Message From Mary:
"My sisters and I are starting a new life in Bidi Bidi after leaving war in South Sudan. We arrived with nothing and have suffered greatly, but we refuse to be idle. We will not be victims of our past. With our hands, we are building a future for ourselves.
This Kiden Star is lighting our journey down a new path. May this star also bring hope and peace to your home. Every star is handmade by a woman in our group and takes one week to make. It is as unique as the woman who made it for you. Thank you for supporting us, the women of Bidi Bidi."