Christmas cheer that builds communities

27 November 2013
Standing beaded is not the only site we'd like you to visit when considering your shopping options. Yes, the Friends of Londiani online Christmas shop is now open! Check out for ideas that range from calendars to handmade bags from the Somonaflo Enterprises Women’s group in Londiani - and much more. In fact if you’re looking for a new approach to seasonal ornamentation you should, of course, consider this year’s special FOL Christmas tree decorations! Gifts are available to support every pocket, ranging from €3 to €30 (or more if someone you love would like one of our sterling silver starfish pendants). As ever all profits go to FOL community development programmes in Kenya. Last year’s Christmas shop was quite a hit but we're not resting on our laurels. This year a number of new items have been added to the range. Specifically, this is your chance to give a gift that gives something back directly to the communities we serve by funding specific projects. If therefore you’d like to support your choice of FOL community development programme areas just go to the Christmas shop page and choose the one (or more!) that you’d like to help. For as little as €10 you can choose from a number of programmes, all of them central to the ideals that have driven Friends of Londiani since its earliest days. They are:
  • Education bursaries
  • Girls for Girls programme
  • Clean water
  • Life skills
  • Healthy schools
Your gift package will consist of a craft decoration made in Kenya, a Christmas card and a gift voucher representing your donation. And it’s not just online. FOL gifts may be on sale at a Christmas fair near you! Keep an eye on Facebook for dates. But if FOL goodies aren’t coming to your town, don't despair. If you would like to have a sale in your area please contact the FOL office for details. We’d love to hear from anyone keen to spread Christmas cheer — and community development — with a bit of FOL help!