Burnham man opens African shop

A BURNHAM man is opening an African shop to raise money for orphans and single mothers in Kenya.

A BURNHAM man is opening an African shop to raise money for orphans and single mothers in Kenya.

Peter Nduthu, of Fraser Close, left Kenya 13 years ago to study hotel management in Jersey before settling in North Somerset.

While studying IT at Weston College the 33-year-old met his wife Kate, who he married in 2006. They have a seven month old daughter, Malikia Sophia.

Peter and Kate opened their ethical gift shop, Out Of Africa, in Taunton earlier this month.


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Peter, who also runs a travel agency specialising in African destinations, said: "Our stock is from East Africa and each item is exclusive as it has been handmade by single mothers and orphans.

"The goods range from office stationary to homeware, gifts, jewellery and clothes.

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"Money from each item we sell goes back to the African people who made them, many of whom are suffering from poverty and ill health."

Peter and Kate also have a strict no polythene bags policy and stock coconut leaf baskets for customers to take home and use.

In the future Peter plans to expand his stock to include more regions of Africa as each region produces different goods according to its culture.

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