Kiwimbi Messenger
March 24, 2016

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Opportunity through Education

A pottery class in session
 The Potter, Part Two

As mentioned in Part One of The Potter, Gard Okiyo used a bicycle twice a week to carry the pottery he hoped to sell to nearby villages. This is how he met his wife.  He offered a young woman a ride one day, selling a big pot at a price below its value to make room for her. 

Gard and his wife now have three children and make a living by growing and selling vegetables.  Gard has been pleased to supplement that income by teaching pottery at the Kiwimbi Library where he also has an opportunity to sell some of his own pieces.  One apprentice at the Library is a ten year old deaf child who works with him several days a week. Kiwimbi is thrilled that we now have four hearing-impaired young people in our vocational programs. We are so thankful to Gard Okiyo for his dedication to helping young ones learn a trade!  
Pottery master in the making!
How to carry pots on a bike.

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