Changing attitudes towards disability

Transforming the lives of people with disabilities in Tanzania, 

through training and employment.

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

Opening Hours

Shop and Cafe
Mon - Sat
8.00am - 6.30pm

Tours Available 
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

Ways to get involved

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Meet our Staff

Discover how Neema crafts has transformed our employees lives through their stories

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