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WHO WE ARE


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WHO WE ARE


 

Eighty women (and counting!) 

We are Mothers, Grandmothers and Aunties.  Most of us care for children living with HIV.

Many of us live in a refugee camp called Dzaleka in Malawi. 

We are Malawian, Congolese, Rwandan, Burundian ... African women.

 

 

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WHAT WE DO


WHAT WE DO


 

We make gorgeous things : by hand.  

We crochet, knit and sew and we are always learning new skills.

 

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WHERE WE WORK


WHERE WE WORK


We work from HOME!

We decide when we work, our hours are part time and this means we can care for our children

and have time for other things too!  We get paid for every piece we make. 

 

 

WITH SUPPORT


WITH SUPPORT


Thanks to Baylor pediatric Clinic in Lilongwe who have kindly allowed us use of their lovely garden space for our weekly meetings over the past four years.  

We work under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (www.unhcr.org) and Jesuit Relief Services (www.jrs.net) when we provide training to refugees, and we appreciate their facilitating of our work and the Psychosocial team led by Protasia who help traumatised people feel human again.

Special thanks to The REI Foundation (www.reifoundation.com) for their dedicated interest and generous support in what we do.. enabling the training and employment of many vulnerable women and helping facilitate the smooth running of our operations.

Hanne Sorheim-Rensvik initiated this enterprise in 2010 and we are glad she acted on her dreams.