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Written by Victoria Yu
You always knew that cheetahs were crafty...but who knew you'd love it so much?
Since 2005, we've been working on a side project with craftsmen and -women who live in wildlife areas. Our deal is that they will provide cheetah or wildlife-themed handicrafts, such as jewelry, baskets, handbags, and more, in exchange for 80% of the profits when ACK sells their goods abroad in the US. This partnership allows local craftspeople to benefit from a wider market, and it allows us to encourage wildlife appreciation and sustainable living practices among our neighbors. We're still getting the project off the ground, but keep on the lookout for Kenyan crafts when we visit the US!
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