Created by Lumela Afrika. This job creation project was established in 1995 focusing on the employment of single mothers and men from the local townships of Sharpville, Sebokeng and Orange Farm in South Africa. It was created to try and alleviate the amount of men and women with infants who had no other option but to beg on the side of roads to survive.
Each brightly painted piece is hand drawn and painted, making each product unique. What started with one or two ladies, now employs up to 20 full time and 5 part time employees. This group is essentially about empowerment and upliftment. Proceeds from the sale of these products go towards supporting children’s homes for abandoned and abused children as well as aids orphans.
Please note, the overall colour is the same, however each plate, cup or bowl has different African animals painted on the inside.