Some things in this world of social work, are priceless.
Mwanaidd is our artisan since September 2017.
In the beginning, she didn't smile and she was very shy. She was also one of the last ones to really learn how to make the products, but she was enrolled in all the training courses (bracelets, soapstone and stitching classes) because her financial situation was very complicated.
She couldn't afford food 3 times a day for her 2 kids, in fact in her first report she said they had to go 2 days a week without any food, as her ex-husband was not supporting them financially and the only work she could do was to carry water from the water well to some houses in exchange for around 20 cents of a dollar/day.
This video was shot by my partner and friend Mariana, the founder of @haiafrica the amazing NGO with whom we make this all change. This video is from yesterday, and it shows Mwanaidd working on her bracelets and checking the measurement in her own work and of course, singing.
I guess I could just write about this video for hours, saying what this image represents, about how grateful I am for our work with Hai Africa and for all the amazing changes they do in so many people's lives, and how powerful I feel by seeing something like that.
But I will keep that short and just leave you with this video and I hope that brings you as much joy as it brings to me. Thanks to everyone who believes in the work we do, everyone who buy our products, donates in our campaigns, spread the word about our project, and to all our businesses partners.
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