I’ve had polio in my legs since birth, which means I’ve always had to crawl around. We had very little money, so my parents couldn’t buy me a wheelchair. I desperately wanted to go to school, but my parents told me I couldn’t because I couldn’t walk. “You can’t go, don’t keep asking!” they’d say, so I tried to keep quiet. I was very sad because I was too afraid to tell them how I really felt, just in case they sent me away. I didn’t want to make them angry...
You can read the rest of Eliezey's story and how Neema Crafts has made a difference to his life here.
Our tea-lights are made from 100% locally sourced sustainable teak. They will make a beautiful gift or a lovely addition to your home. These tea-lights have been lovingly hand carved on both sides by our specially abled artisans, inspired by traditional Zanzibari designs. It takes a lot of painstaking skill to produce this item. This size holds 3 tea lights.
Please be aware the because of the handmade nature of the product, the design and colours may vary slightly from the image shown. The wood comes with natural variations in colour.
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.