East African Handcrafts are a beautiful reflection of how culture and tradition merges with modern style and design. They also present a personal opportunity for every man and woman to grow spiritually, skillfully, and sustainably.

Surprised by Hope partners with ministry-aligned handcraft organizations to bring you only the best. Browse our new website to learn more about the ministries behind these products and the men and women who make them.

The unique handcrafted products you see on this website are only a sampling of what is actually available. Because our inventory changes regularlyas a result of handcraft shows, individual purchases, and shipping opportunitieswe cannot guarantee that any of the pieces you fall in love with are truly available. But don't hesitate to ask, we will do whatever we can to find what you want and get it to you at the best possible price. Just send us an email and let us know.

If you'd like to know more about the history and importance of handcrafting in East Africa, read our post called Why Handcrafts?

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