New Kiosk Location at the Tempe Marketplace (Open Daily)




After many months of travelling and preparation, we are pleased to announce our new Location in Tempe Arizona. We are now at the Tempe Marketplace located at 2000 E. Rio Salado at the Kiosk next to the Food Courts and in front of the Movie Theatres. Come stop by, buy a basket and pose for a picture with us at the Kiosk and tag yourselves on our page.

Come purchase a basket for the holidays and feel free to shop our online store at


We are a family based business that specializes in selling unique African Baskets, Fabrics and Artifacts. The Business was started by Mary Ogwel as a request by her dying mother to form something that would help Women come together to help each other step out of poverty in Kenya. MAENDELEO in Swahili means “Women’s Progress”.

Mary travels to Kenya annually & imports handmade baskets from there & other parts of the continent from the women weavers in the villages such as Ghana, South Africa, Mali & Tanzania to name a few. Mary then spends time throughout the year travelling to various parts of the USA to sell these lovely baskets at Quilting Conventions, Tradeshows, State Fairs etc. She is helped by her two sons & daughter in law Stan, Michael & Rashawnda Ogwel & as a family unit they are helping in the villagers progression.

By purchasing a product from our Kiosk at the Tempe Marketplace, you are helping aide the women weavers & their villages to progress out of poverty so they can better provide for food, health & education for their families. Feel free to share our family story along with others; purchase a lovely basket as a gift to bless someone & yourself.

Show us how you use our baskets by taking pictures of it’s use in & around your house & tag it on our page Interact with our Blog & Shop Online as we showcase new products & Mary’s Adventures.

Thank You, God Bless


~ by maendeleoimports on November 29, 2011.

3 Responses to “New Kiosk Location at the Tempe Marketplace (Open Daily)”

  1. I am trying to find a large basket and you are sold out online. Are there any available at this kiosk? It is the $60 basket with the leather handles. I purchased one at the Houston Quilt Show and wanted to get another.

    Nancy Carroll

    • Nancy, You can always call in your order. We are no longer at the kiosk. Which Pot Basket were you interested in?

      Michael Ogwel

  2. I am looking for a large Pot basket and the online store is sold out. Is it possible to purchase one from your kiosk?

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