09 Jan 2024

Grantee Check-In: Sharon Darizo

Back in July of 2020, CGN awarded a COG Development grant to Sharon Darizo. Sharon Darizo is a member of the United Church of God and lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She used her grant to complete her bachelors degree in Business Administration. Once she finished her studies, she planned on starting an apparel business of her own.

Recently, the CGN team checked back in with Sharon to see how things were going for her. We are thrilled to find out that she has completed her degree (she’ll graduate this year) and started her own thriving business! She extends her heartfelt gratitude to Church Of God Network for the invaluable financial support that enabled her to finish her studies. Watch the video below to learn more about her business:

Here is the beautiful and encouraging update we received from Sharon back at the end of 2023:

Hello Everyone!

I’m Sharon Darizo from Nairobi, Kenya, the Founder of Style Identity Afrique. We offer a wide range of authentic African products, from handmade jewelry and clothing to unique home decor and traditional crafts.

Our mission is to share the rich and diverse cultures of Africa with the world, while also supporting local artisans. Whether you’re looking for a one of a kind piece to add to your collection or a meaningful gift for a loved one, we have something for everyone. Join us on this journey of discovery and appreciation for the beauty of Africa!

At the heart of our business are the skilled artisans who pour their creativity into every piece. From vibrant beadwork to intricately woven textiles, each item tells a story of tradition, heritage, and a deep connection to the beautiful landscapes of Kenya

We take pride in delivering not just products but pieces of art. Our commitment to quality and authenticity ensures that every item reflects the true essence of Kenyan craftsmanship, making it a unique addition to your collection.

Whether you’re here in Kenya or across the globe, our handmade items transcend borders. We bridge cultures by bringing a piece of Kenya to your doorstep, fostering a global appreciation for the talent and creativity of our artisans.

Explore our diverse collection, featuring a kaleidoscope of colors, patterns, and textures. From traditional Maasai beadwork to blended Traditional- contemporary designs, there’s something for every taste and occasion.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through the heart of Kenya’s artistic culture and heritage.

Visit our Facebook page, Style Identity Afrique, to view our various products. For inquiries, reach us via email: styleafrica5@gmail.com.

Thank you!