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Philip and Katy Leakey founded The Leakey Collection to create work opportunity in the rural areas of Kenya.
This business has provided work opportunity to over 1400 Maasai women in Kenya.
Founders, Philip and Katy Leakey are considered experts in this area by the International Trade Centre/United Nations and spoke at ITC sponsored World Export Development Forum - 2008 in Geneva on the subject.
The Leakeys, while living and working among the Maasai, have witnessed the successful growth of communities when these communities have participated in the structure, development and implementation of programs that address; health, education, rural enterprise and development.
The Leakey Collection will donate $2.00 from each sale to the non-profit T.R.A.D.E.
Trust for Rural African Development and Enterprise is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and proliferation of sustainable, ecological, entrepreneurial industries in rural Africa.
Katy Leakey, is co-founder of The Leakey Collection, a LifeStyle company that creates and distributes innovative high design products for the high-end market place using sustainable natural materials and Fair Trade practices. Katy works with her husband, Philip, designing and manufacturing fashion and interior products for the global market place. The Leakey’s have brought employment opportunity to the Maasai of the Rift valley in Kenya and have employed over 1400 people, primarily Maasai women, with the goal of continued expansion and growth in areas of work opportunity, training and building bridges between the west and Africa.