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Neema Crafts

Neema Crafts is a not for profit organisation that trains, employs and empowers people with disabilities in Tanzania. By shopping with them, you know that their products are made by staff who are receiving a fair wage and that our products are created from locally sourced sustainable materials. Neema Crafts now employ over 120 members of staff and have assisted many of them financially and practically to build their own homes. Each of their products is lovingly crafted by individuals, rather than mass-produced in a large factory, meaning that you have an opportunity to directly connect with the artisans themselves and become part of their story.
Neema Crafts showcases the skills and talents of people with hearing impairments and physical disabilities in Tanzania.
Meet Josephat

Meet Josephat

Josephat works in our paper making department. He was born profoundly deaf and with spina bifida. He grew up living with his extended family as both his parents had both passed away when he was a child. He felt like he was a burden on them as he believed he had no hope of ever earning a wage to support himself. He felt trapped by his situation. When he started work at Neema Crafts however everything changed for him. He started earning a good wage and was able to support himself independently for the first time.

Deaf people give each other shorthand signs instead of spelling out their names each time. His sign name had been ‘hunchback’ because of the curvature of his spine. After a few months at Neema however, the other deaf trainees changed his sign to ‘he is able’, as they recognised how skilled he had become. He is very proud of his new name and says he really enjoys his job, especially teaching new workers how to make paper.

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Hand Made Safari Print Dress £24.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Masumbo Tote Bag £25.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Porini Tote Bag £25.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Babu Tote Bag £25.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Tanzania Weekend Bag £35.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Hand Woven Placemats £20.00 GBP
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Hand Made Frangipani Make-Up Bag £12.00 GBP
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Hand Made Flame Leaf Make-Up Bag £12.00 GBP
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Hand Made Hibiscus Make-Up Bag £12.00 GBP
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Khanga Bunting with Beads £15.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Tanzania Washbag £15.00 GBP
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Hand Made Hibiscus Wash-Bag £15.00 GBP
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Hand Made Fern Wash-Bag £15.00 GBP
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Hand Made Porini Wash-Bag £15.00 GBP
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Fair Trade Safari Print Baby Booties £14.00 GBP
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Hand Made Frangipani Wash-Bag £15.00 GBP


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