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 HIV Support Group (Malawi) is comprised of 17 members, primarily women afflicted by AIDS, either personally or within their family. Just over one third of the women are widows who have lost their husband to the virus. Widowhood often leaves Malawian women economically disempowered and socially excluded; Mwayiwathu creates opportunity and works for change. The women in this group use their wages to send their kids to school, pay for transport to the hospital to get ARVs, make improvements to their homes, and invest in side business ventures. One woman mentioned she has been able to use the sewing skills learned at Mwayiwathu to stitch school uniforms for her children and others in the community, which makes her very proud!
Mwayiwathu makes the Little Friends, Flower Hair Clips, and the flower ornaments which you can see here.