Expanding Opportunities: Aina Moja
Contact: Sheryl Tripp
39 Main St. 1B
Belfast, ME 04915
Phone: 207.930.8012
Hours: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm

Beautiful African Art and Crafts for home or gifts are found in the little shop with a view at 39 Main Street in Belfast. Stroll down the porch and into the building. The glass walled shop welcomes you to browse the hand made, fair trade jewelry, sculpture, carvings, baskets, authentic artifacts, flat art and so much more.

The Aina Moja Shop is an artisan support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501©3 organization in the USA and a registered NGO in Kenya. Artists whose products are sold through Aina Moja receive fair market value for their goods. This enhances the awareness of their goods and products, increases their sales, and advances their standard of living. Your purchase from the Aina Moja Shop or its web sites,, or supports not only the artists but also the other projects of the organization, primarily the Street Children Project in Kenya, which manages a feeding program, a Children’s Home and a girl’s rescue project.

Expanding Opportunities honors, preserves and develops appreciation for indigenous skills through CAMP FOREST, a wilderness day and expedition Camp. Camp Forest brings indigenous wilderness and survival skills from three continents together to enrich the lives of children and adults while engendering an appreciation for the people of the world and the natural world around us.

You can learn more of the organization’s projects on the web at; or by visiting our Facebook, Google+, or Twitter pages.

Meet  Aina Moja's Soapstone Artist, Richard Juma

Richard Juma is a soapstone artist for Aina Moja. From the village Tabaka in the area of Kisii, Kenya, Richard has been making a living through crafts since 1994, when he started working as a salesman for his brother in law; another soapstone craftsman. Richard's introduction to soapstone ...
Richard Juma's Soapstone Hearts will be in the U.S.A. ...

Soapstone hearts will be arriving at Aina Moja in time for Valentines day. We will keep you updated letting you know once they arrive. Aina Moja's winter hours are Monday, Wed and Friday 10:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00.
Richard Juma's Soapstone Mice made in Kenya and sold at ...

Sweet as can be, these small 2.5" soapstone mice are small enough to carry with you all day. They don't eat much and can amuse you at work or play. Richard Juma's crafts have become quite widely spread within Kenya, and beyond. His carvings go all the way from Nakuru, where he is currently ...
Healing Soapstone: Hearts En Route From Kenya

The popular soapstone hearts found only at Aina Moja will be in time for your loved ones this Valentine's. Harvested from and hand carved in Kenya, our special soapstone hearts add charm to any day, especially Valentine's Day. Soapstone is known for it's healing properties and is said to create ...
February is Black History Month

Everything will be 10 % OFF for the entire month of February in celebration of Black History Month at Aina Moja. Please stop in and see the fair trade authentic fashions from Kenya, Africa. All proceeds benefit the projects of expanding Opportunities non profit orgnization.
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