Machakos Co-op Union, Kenya
Begun in 1987 to market handicraft products for its members locally and internationally, MCU now works with over 20 women self help groups and 6 handicraft co-operative societies within the marginalised areas, bringing together over 6000 individual members. Education to producer members and provision of social amenities are coordinated by MCU. MCU has embarked on an environmental conservation program to rehabilitate the forests. A tree nursery project was initiated to check on this balance. WFTO member.