Kenya “As a widow with five children, I am inspired by the need to help myself, my children, and other children that I take care of.” Wilkisten, 56, is from Siaya County, Kenya. He was first employed in 2004 by an artisan workshop in his area. He worked with that artisan group for 7 years before branching out to start his own business. Wilkisten is a widow with five children. He is thankful for all the blessings he has been given over the years.