What These Craftsmen Of Kenya Make Out Of Rubber Slippers Is Just Unbelievable 

What These Craftsmen Of Kenya Make Out Of Rubber Slippers Is Just Unbelievable 
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We all know the struggles most of the African nations are going through these days. One of these nations is Kenya, about 42 percent of its population of 44 million, live below poverty line. But we found out something, spirit lifting and positive happening in the nation. 

Thousands of slippers wash ashore the beaches of Kenya every day, and Kenyans are brilliantly setting the example of being creative with minimum resources.

Here, let's check out what they're up to!          

Unfortunately Kenya and other neighboring nations are lacking the most basic of amenities such as sanitation, proper health, potable water.

Unfortunately Kenya and other neighboring nations are lacking the most basic of amenities such as sanitation, proper health, potable water.

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With over 500,000 refugees from Somalia and 30,000 new arrivals from South Sudan, Kenya's struggle to provide them basic needs have gone even worse.

With over 500,000 refugees from Somalia and 30,000 new arrivals from South Sudan, Kenya's struggle to provide them basic needs have gone even worse.
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The native workers do anything to make a living out of it.

The native workers do anything to make a living out of it.
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One of those appreciable arts is recycling.

They recycle the slippers found on beaches and sea shores and recycle them into something amazing!

They recycle the slippers found on beaches and sea shores and recycle them into something amazing!
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They make colorful toys like elephants, horses, etc. by recycling washed up flip-flops and slippers.

They make colorful toys like elephants, horses, etc. by recycling washed up flip-flops and slippers.
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While working on a coastal conservation project in Kenya, Julie Church was deeply concerned about the huge piles of flip-flops washing up on the Kenyan beaches. They were not only a natural beauty-spoiler but also cause serious hazards to the marine life.

Julie Church made a team of talented craftsmen, named 'Ocean Sole', with workers who were already trained to transform discarded slippers into animal sculptures.

Julie Church made a team of talented craftsmen, named 'Ocean Sole', with workers who were already trained to transform discarded slippers into animal sculptures.
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WWF Switzerland placed a huge order for 15,000 turtle key rings in 2000.

WWF Switzerland placed a huge order for 15,000 turtle key rings in 2000.
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This helped the workers to use better glues and equipment.

This helped the workers to use better glues and equipment.
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Ocean Sole is hopeful to recycle 400,000 flip-flops a year, turning them into various rubber products and sell them worldwide.

Ocean Sole is hopeful to recycle 400,000 flip-flops a year, turning them into various rubber products and sell them worldwide.
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We hope their art gets more and more appreciated and the tough times of the country pass very soon.