I was born a healthy child, however at the age of 2 I contracted polio and had a serious operation in my leg which meant I was no longer able to walk normally. Life was difficult for me as a child, because I had to walk with a stick and couldn’t move around like the other children. However I managed to attend school until I was 15 years old. After leaving school I helped in a shop and slowly learnt to sew. I then started my own tailoring business which was quite successful, and I had enough money to live. However my income varied a lot depending on how many customers I had, and I sometimes had to wait around for a long time for work. In 2013, I heard about Neema Crafts and the job opportunities for tailors here, so I applied for a job...
You can read the rest of Maria's story and how Neema Crafts has made a difference to her life here.
Screen printed cushion in two colour ways. The green version has a plain cream back and the light bluey green has a plain light bluey green back. Both versions have a concealed zip.
Please be aware that because of the handmade nature of this 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.