Jahazi Okoa visit
Eunice took us to meet the Jahazi Okoa support group, women (both HIV positive and negative) who work together to support each other (and others in a similar situation). They make a number of products for sale both for themselves and as a group. Baskets from waste plastic bags (strong and malleable):
They meet under a tree at Kiembeni hospital, but have no premises from which to work communally.
Another product is Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), which is produced from coconuts, but not even the water goes to waste.
Grinding Coconuts for oil
VCO has many uses and health benefits (see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-virgin-coconut-oil.html)
The ground coconut is pressed then left in the sun to distil.
A basket in action
Another products is Aloe Vera soap
Other products are washing up liquid and paper jewelry.