Neema Crafts provides training and employment opportunities for over 120 people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania. It also aims to change negative attitudes towards people with disabilities in the local society.
We have had an association with Neema Crafts since 2003. Touched by the plight of the disabled and the empowering work of Neema Crafts we made available our child sponsorship programme to its courageous workers.
By working alongside Neema we have seen some amazing young people develop and go onto university to broaden their skills.
Through this programme we support children and families to have the basic essentials of life – food, water, shelter, clothing. Without these in place, it is impossible to take the next step out of poverty
Through this programme we support children to get a good education, and adults to learn a vocational skill that will help them to provide for themselves, their families and in some cases their wider community
Through this programme we support people to take the next step, either moving into employment, or starting up their own business