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Mothers For All

May 22, 2009

 

Mothers For All is a non-profit organisation that provides skills training and support to the women in Botswana and South Africa who are caring for children orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS. This organisation secures a brighter future for both the children and caregivers by teaching them how to produce  handcrafted jewellery out of cardboard packaging, magazines or other waste paper.

Inundated with orders for beads,the founder of Mothers For All Linda Scott, approached us in  2008 looking for someone who can make paper beads . Donnah, who already creates jewellery for OTBD, was able to get started on this.

Donnah is now training  a group of women in Wes Bank and Hout Bay.They are making  colourful beads using recycled tea boxes and other recycled paper. She trains them during her days off. Upon completion, Donnah and Linda buy the jewellery from the women for reselling.This has in turn  created  a business for Donnah.

 

Of her experience so far with working with the women, Donnah has said that “it has not been easy training the women”. She was at first a bit unsure of what to do with them but now she enjoys every part of running these groups. She realises that it gives the women something to do as they were not employed prior to this.

The extension of Mothers For All to being a part of our ever expanding family, has created a sense of community and unity amongst the women Donnah has been working with.

 Donnah wearing a tea box necklace and earrings

 Donnah wearing a tea box necklace and earrings

Mothers For All

Mothers For All

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One Comment
  1. Liz Barrett permalink

    Awesome work Guys.

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