#361 Coca-Cola Nativity

Acquired 2003

I could hardly believe when I saw this nativity in the Serv International catalog. Can you believe, “Coke” for Bob's Coke office made into a nativity for my collection! This nine-piece set is handmade from Coca-Cola cans, and wire and beads. It was created by disabled artisans at Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya. And then, as Serv International's ministry, their products are marketed in the States. I learned from Mary Martinez, who manages the Serv store at the Modesto Brethren Church, that this mission station in Bombolulu provides room and board to 250 handicapped and homeless people of Kenya. In exchange for their keep, they learn the craft trade and make items to be marketed. Purchased in November 2003. $70.00.