U-shaped Bolga Shopper

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Style: Large-Burgundy


All our Bolga baskets and bags beautifully exhibit the talent and skill of the women of Ayebase Collective. Their unique shape means they are versatile in their use. Traditionally Bolga Baskets were used to carry produce to the market and from the farm to home. The name "Bolga" comes from the fact that the bags and baskets are woven in Bolgatanga, in the Northern Region of Ghana. 

 Ayebase Enterprise works with six women communities in the villages of Vea Tangapore, Vea Kulpeliga, Vea-Market Square, Nyariga, Sherigu Nyokoko, and Sherigu Kumbligo.  The groups range from 6 to 20 members. Ayebase supplies the groups with the materials needed to produce the baskets and the women set the prices for the products. Once production is completed, the cost of materials is deducted and the proceeds go directly to the women's groups.

As a partner of the Ayebase Enterprise, we've made a commitment to support the women, by providing basic school supplies and sometimes fees for their children's education. Your purchase does not only support this mission but also ensures that this cycle is sustained and that the Women Groups of Ayebase Enterprise continue to have the power and freedom to set their own prices which sets them on the path to financial independence as well as a sustainable livelihood.