News from Kenana Down Under
The Trade Fair in Melbourne - Saturday 4 - Wednesday 8 August
The time for attending the AGHA Trade Fair in Melbourne draws very close now. We have our stand location 'Kenana Down Under, C47, Unique & Boutique Section, Sovereign Room, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre'. We look forward to introducing you to these beautiful, hand knitted Australian animals, and much more.
Hand knitted Australian Animals
and our Bundu Emus
Kenana Down Under Pty Ltd
We're almost there! Just a few more hoops to jump through and I will make the switch to the new business structure. Work on the new catalogues is progressing at the same time so the aim is to send out information on the company and the new catalogues before the trade fair. Won't be long now.
News from the Kenana Knitter
Joyce Gathoni - a Kenana Knitter profile
In 2000 Joyce was one of the very first knitters to join Kenana. Prior to this she worked as a casual labourer on Kenana Farm. Over the years Joyce has introduced to the knitters her mother, Lydia, maternal aunt, Florence, and Rose, her sister-in-law.
Joyce is a mother of 5 sons, all her children have been born while working at Kenana Knitters. Through her work here, together with her husband, they have been able to buy a property, build a permanent home and provide a stable family environment for the children.
In Joyce Gathoni's own words, 'I love my work here at Kenana Knitters, it has helped me in so many ways and I am very grateful for the support and opportunity. I really thank Paddy for starting this company, we have all come a really long way and I am looking forward to many more years with Kenana.'
And some reflections from Kenana Knitters, 'Joyce always has a smile on her face. Talking to her about the impact that Kenana Knitters has had in her life it became clear that Joyce considers the Knitters workshop as a place for companionship and support. She has recruited her family members as knitters so that they too can become financially independent'.
Until Next time,
Bev, Tanya and Di