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.
Dotty Leaf screen printed cushion. It has a plain fabric back with a concealed zip. Screen printing is both time consuming and requires a great deal of skill. Our artisans have to train for three months before they start to work on our designs.
Please be aware the 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.