This large papier-mache bowl is made by Wola Nani Craft from South African shweshwe prints. Wola Nani project emerged in response to the need for unemployed, HIV-positive women to generate an income. Through a developmental, self-help approach, the project's members have been able to take greater control of their lives and achieve a better quality of life.
- For decoration only
- 5" H x 10" diameter (12.7 x 25.4 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from South Africa
Made by: Wola Nani
Wola Nani means “we embrace and develop one another” in Xhosa. It was established in 1994 as a non-profit organization to help bring relief to the communities hardest hit by the HIV crisis. South Africa has the largest rate of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa, and Wola Nani works to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Wola Nani’s mission is to care through counseling and testing; ARV (Antiretroviral drug) adherence counseling and support; after school programs for vulnerable children; and income generation opportunities for persons with HIV and AIDS.
Wola Nani’s crafters produce recycled papier-mâché bowls, designer light bulbs, beadwork, recycled magazine mirrors, recycled paper jewelry, recycled paper lampshades and tea light candle holders.