Pasture Valley Farm & Children's Home

The Bambanani Project

The Bambanani Story

Bambanani means “Holding Hands” in siSwati, and aims to empower Swazi women through providing them with skills training and a supplementary source of income from the products that they make to sell.

Bambanani began in 2009 when two groups of home-based carers from Shiselweni Home-based care approached Pasture Valley asking to learn craft skills that they could use to make an income whilst still caring for their families and community at home. Since then, the project has grown, and there are now 4 groups in different areas, with over 50 women involved. Most of the Bambanani ladies are volunteer home-based caregivers in their communities. 

Each group specializes in a different craft. You can see examples in the galleries lower on this page.
Make Rose: One of the Bamabanani Ladies
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in knowing more about the project or in supporting Bambanani by buying our products. Why not order a range of different products and organise a sale amongst your friends and family...a "Bambanani Bash"! All profits go back to the women who make the products. They, in turn, use the money to support their families as well as sick people in their communities.

All Bambanani products are handmade and unique, so chances of you finding two of the same are very slim!

Contact us if you would like more information or if you wish to discuss any ideas. Visit our website or email us today! (Links are below.)

Bambanani is affiliated with two NGO's: Caring for Shiselweni which is based on Pasture Valley Farm, and Shiselweni Home-based Care based in the Dwaleni area. Caring for Shiselweni aims to make a social and economic impact in the region, as well as to uplift orphans and abused children - all for the glory of Jesus.

The Groups and their Crafts 

Masayesini Group

Speciality: Scrunchies, Headbands, Masks and Cards

Embangweni Group

Speciality: Handbags made from recycled fabrics

Dwaleni Group

Speciality: Jewellery made from paper beads (Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Makhonza Group

Speciality: Crochet Beanies and Scarves

Contact Details

Peter & Michelle McCubbin
Pasture Valley (Pty) Ltd.
PO Box 1129
Kingdom of Eswatini
Cell: +268 76023935
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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.
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