BEADED BY THE MAASAI MAMAS OF KENYA
Me to We Artisans work with the Maasai Mamas in Kenya to craft the hand-beaded designs for Minnetonka. The Mamas bead using art forms passed down from mother to daughter through the generations. The circle design featured on the moccasins is a traditional design featured in Maasai culture.
Each woman who participates in the Me to We Artisan program is able to turn this traditional handiwork into a livelihood. Minnetonka sponsors financial literacy training for the Mamas to help empower the women with the knowledge to build up their savings and do things they never would have believed possible, without giving up her traditional way of life.