Neema Crafts provides training and employment opportunities for over 120 people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania. It also aims to change negative attitudes towards people with disabilities in the local society. There's a great 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. The centre has eight craft workshop areas, a therapy unit for disabled children, an award winning cafe, a conference centre entirely staffed by deaf people and a welcoming guesthouse jointly run by the local Mother's Union.
Our featured product of the month is the Hand Woven Scarf.
This is an extra wide hand woven scarf made from 100% cotton threads which are locally sourced, hand dyed and spun in our workshop. These scarves are woven on a small hand loom by Peter and Johari, who is modelling the scarf for us here.
To browse all scarves in our online shop, please click here.
Learn more about Neema Crafts and how they are transforming the lives of people with disabilities in Tanzania by watching our short video.
See how the centre in Iringa has achieved this by providing training in handicrafts, employment, housing and so much more. Find out how funding like yours can help us to make even more of a difference to their and others lives.