Africa Circle of Hope co-founders, Sally Christiansen and Patricia Kay Felkins participated in the Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago on Dec. 5 and 6, 2015. They talked about the mission of ACOHF and provided information about programs for women and children in Kenya.

Many of the hand-crafted products for sale were made by the women of the Makena Textile Workshop in Meru, Kenya. These items included painted silk ties, colorful silk and cotton scarves, wool bags and purses and one-of-a-kind African art cloth. Sales were increased over last year. All proceeds go to ACOHF education and entrepreneurship programs. Our thanks to Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission at Fourth Church, for her coordination of this annual event.