QUALITY HANDMADE PRODUCTS
Providing a Marketplace for Artisans living in Impoverished Communities
Works of Art
Making a Difference through
As you purchase the amazing products at Kisanii Market, you are threading a story in human flourishing. The impact is bigger than a single product. Behind every piece is an artisan who now has a space in the global marketplace.
Local resources are cultivated to create a “hand-up” poverty alleviation channel that fuels durable, holistic community transformation.
We showcase high-end, international handiwork, giving people like you the opportunity to discover exquisite, handcrafted works of art.
Since 2005, Vapor Ministries has been transforming poverty-stricken environments. Small business creation has always been an aspect of the holistic outreach model and eventually gave life to Kisanii Market.
“The environment here is conducive to success, because you’re being taught at the same time you are learning the job,” she said. “Those are more privileges than I can get at a job outside Vapor. This is a place for discipleship.”
Prior to her exposure to Vapor Ministries, Hannah did not have consistent employment, thus had no reliable avenue to help provide for her family and young son. Life was challenging. Her employment has not solved the deep-rooted realities of her economic situation, but has provided significant relief, and allows for legitimate hope in the future.
Hannah has dreams. As she looks ahead and plans out her preferred future, she hopes to someday translate the skills she has learned and is learning at Vapor Ministries into her own business, where she can then begin to teach others the life and trade skills that have been taught to her.
"I have personally been to Vapor Ministries' Center in Kenya & watched some of the items being made first-hand. These are quality items made with so much love! The artisans are genuinely touched knowing that the items they make are purchased & loved. I get compliments on my beautiful earrings every time I wear them! & knowing that my purchase supports the artisans & impacts their lives directly is priceless!"
"Beautiful, quality items! I LOVE my leather purse. I get compliments on it all the time. The leather is so soft & it has pockets! It's perfect for carrying my laptop & books. I love reading the stories of the artisans & knowing that shopping here makes a difference."