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Mwayiwathu

Little Friends

$24.00

Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Bunny - Purple Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Bunny - Pink Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Elephant - Sky Blue Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Elephant - Blue Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Fox - Orange Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Lion - Light Blue Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Monkey - Brown Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Monkey - Red Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll
Owl - Brown Little Friends Fabric Animal Doll

Mwayiwathu

Little Friends

$24.00

 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! They made the Little Friends, Flower Hair Clips, and the flower ornaments which you can see here.

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