FOR IT IS GOD WHO WORKS IN YOU TO WILL AND ACT IN ORDER TO FULFILL HIS GOOD PURPOSE - PHIL 2:13
RECAPPING THE "WHY'
Bambanani exists to empower Swazi women through providing them with skills training and a supplementary source of income. Bambanani also exists as a support structure for these women
Makhonza ladies are crocheting some stunning products to keep people warm this winter!
TIE IT BACK
The ladies from Masayesini make scrunchies out of colourful printed material. They also make headbands and the animal cards.
Christi van den Berg helped us so much by taking video footage of some of the ladies telling their stories. The videos are still being edited, but they will be shared soon! It was incredible to hear how these women problem solve and take initiative to make a difference in their community. We were blown away by their hospitality and their openness to sharing their stories.
The Masayesini ladies mentioned that they would love to know how to farm their fields better. We organised with Peter McCubbin to give them some training on basic agriculture, and the ladies received many tips on how to better improve their crop yield. We look forward to seeing how this has better empowered the ladies to provide for their families and their community. There is a possibility this will happen more often!
The ladies at Dwaleni were the first-ever Bambanani group. They make jewellery from paper beads.
Look at those colours!
ONWARDS AND UPDATES :)
We have been able to renew our relationship with Giants Factory in Matsapha, who donate the heavy-duty material used for the handbags and shopping bags. A big thanks goes to them!
A new member will be joining the Makhonza group: she has been suffering from a spinal chord injury and is bedridden, but that hasn't affected her great crocheting skills! Once we can get her independent in her transfers she'll be able to participate more in the groups.
We are looking into creating more of an online presence. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Peter & Michelle McCubbin Pasture Valley (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 1129 Nhlangano Kingdom of Eswatini Cell: +268 76023935
We are located in the southern part of Eswatini - a short drive from Nhlangano Town. The border post of Mahamba (to South Africa) is about 16 Km away, along a good road. The nearest South Africa town - Piet Retief - is an easy drive of about 50Km.