About Us

The Global Bag Project is a division of Mainstay Ministries, which has been in existence as a non-profit 501(c)3 since its inception in 1939. As such, we are able to receipt all donations for reusable shopping bags minus the raw costs of the product. Since we are not a for-profit organization, larger margins can be provided for fair wages for the bag producers and for building the Global Bag Project infrastructure in developing countries.


Mary was our first bag producer. She and Linda Renner designed the template for the Kanga-cloth bags according to the information gathered from some 14 focus groups stateside. Mary has since made hundreds of Global Bag Project sustainable shopping bags and is now one of our chief trainers. Mary is exacting in insisting on quality control, and her joy is infectious.

Get acquainted with Mary Nduta on this website by pressing the video, "Mary Nduta's Story." Mary's husband and children work together in the family bag-producing business.



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