Little Friends: Handmade Toys from Africa
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About this Product
Cuddle up with these cute little snugglies. The Dsenyo collection of handmade dolls are meticulously hand-stitched by a women's cooperative in Malawi, Africa. These fair trade stuffed animals are to die for! Bring the safari right into your own home.
- 100% cotton African fabric with soft jersey knit
- Poly fill stuffing
- 5" x 11" x 2"
- Washer/Dryer friendly
- Country of Origin: Malawi
- Fair Trade Artisans: Mwayiwathu HIV Support Group
This Item is Made By Mwayiwathu HIV Support Group
Mwayiwathu formed out of the HIV-positive Living Group with Village to Village, a local community based organization. Mawyiwathu means "blessings" in the local language Chiyao. The 15 members of this group are primarily AIDS widows who are living with the virus themselves. They chose this name for their group because they see the work promised to them by Dsenyo as a blessing and a solution to some of the challenges they face. The women in the group use their wages to pay for transport to the hospital to get their ARVs, buy food, and purchase fertilizer for growing crops. Made by Mwayiwathu: flower ornaments and Little Friends