Imvelo Eswatini

Swaziland

At Imvelo Eswatini, Swazi women living in informal urban settlements have a chance to earn a fair living through meaningful artisanal work. Imvelo Eswatini artisans create jewelry and beads from clay, and weave bags from lutindzi grass. The settlements in which these women live are not equipped with sanitary facilities, and the threat of HIV/AIDS looms over their communities. Earnings from the artisans’ work go towards getting their families out of extreme poverty, and all profits earned by the organization are given to Manzini Youth Care, a rehabilitation program for orphans and other disadvantaged children in the region. Imvelo Eswatini strives to offer holistic support to its artisans, and administers women’s rights and health education alongside craft skills training.