I was born deaf and school was very difficult for me. I went to a hearing primary school and only managed to pass because my friends helped me a lot. Without them it would have been impossible! I started at secondary school, but dropped out after 2 years as I could not keep up. I went back home and didn’t know what to do, but because of family links I was able to learn how to braid hair at a salon and also learnt how to make clothes. This was a good opportunity for me and I was able to earn some money with these skills and I also taught my younger sisters!
You can read the rest of Sophia's story and how Neema Crafts has made a difference to her life here.
Blue and Cream block printed cushion. Block printing is the process of impressing patterns on textile fabrics by means of wooden blocks which have the pattern cut into their surface and then are filled with colour. It is very time consuming and requires great precision. The print is on a cream linen background. The back is plain blue.
Please be aware that because of the handmade nature of the product, the design and colours may vary slightly from the image shown
All our items are hand made by people with disabilities in Tanzania and all profit goes back to supporting them. You can read their stories at www.neemacrafts.com.