Akamba Handcraft is a wood carving co operative with about 2,800 active Members and more than 7000 non members.
When visiting you can walk through the grounds and see them actually doing the carvings and take photos etc. After you can visit the shop where you can buy the finished products. Each worker is assigned a number and he is paid when an item is sold hence every item in the shop has a number.
The workers are apparently not allowed to sell anything except through the showroom or they will be ejected from the co operative. So buy buying direct you are actually putting some money directly into the pockets of one of the wood carvers on site.
Prices i thought were reasonable for the quality as cheaper wood carvings we bought elsewhere did not appear to be of the same quality.
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