Neema Crafts provides training and employment opportunities for over 100 people with disabilities in Iringa, Tanzania.
We aim to change negative attitudes towards people with disabilities in the local society. There's a negative stigma attached to having a disability in Tanzania, and the centre provides dignity and hope for many people who previously relied on street begging or were hidden away at home.
deaf and disabled people employed by Neema Crafts
different workshops where we train, equip and empower our staff
Neema began with some elephant poo and three deaf employees
houses (and counting) built for our staff, giving them a secure future
Shop and Cafe
Mon - Sat
8.00am - 6.30pm
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 4.00pm
Are you visiting Iringa?
Come and visit us for a great day out! Take a workshop tour and see how we make everything, from weaving to screen-printing. You can also enjoy a coffee and try one of our delicious home-made cakes or have lunch on our balcony overlooking the Iringa hills.
"The staff were all really friendly and the food in the cafe was delicious"
Eve, Trip Advisor
"Visiting the workshops is a truly uplifting and inspiring experience. I would recommend Neema Crafts to anyone."
Greg, Trip Advisor
"Lovely balcony looking over the Iringa hills...without doubt a must-visit in Iringa"
Naomi, Trip Advisor
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Meet our Staff
Discover how Neema crafts has transformed our employees lives through their stories
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