They are well known for making baskets and weaving on vertical looms.
They are primarily farmers. Rice is grown on most hillsides and in low, swampy areas. Other crops include peanuts, cotton, corn, bananas, potatoes, and melons. Agricultural work, such as sowing, weeding, and harvesting, is shared equally by the men and women. The Kissi people live in small, self- governing villages that are tucked inside groves of mango or kola trees and contain no more than 150 people.