Free Press diversity reporter Carol Sanders recently visited Dadaab, Kenya, home to more than 357,000 refugees, making it the biggest refugee camp in the world. Along the way she visited the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi and also met aid workers who say smaller, good news stories in Nairobi go unreported. Such as Kazuri a ceramic bead factory in Nairobi.
The Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi.
Mennonite Central Committee service workers Doug and Corinna Clymer Olson (left) meet with members of the Maasai Integrated Development Initiative board: Dennis, Agnes, Moses and Stephen in Ngong outside Nairobi.
American evangelical missionaries Brian Boyd, left, Richard Bloodworth, centre and his wife Joslyn Bloodworth , members of New Fire for Christ, play cards at the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi while they wait for their van to be repaired.
Clay bowls dry at Kazuri. The beautiful things they make are sold around the world - including Winnipeg where their products are sold at the Ten Thousand Villages stores.
Ceramics in the kiln at Kazuri.
A worker tidies up the seams on ceramic beads at Kazuri.
The finished ceramic beads drying at Kazuri.
A wall hanging made of ceramic beads for sale in the Kazuri gift store.