Samara Foundation

The ECD centres are located in very poor communities where households have little income opportunities. The Stitches of Hope project allows women to earn an additional income and to develop their skills.

Stitches of Hope

By drawing on the handwork skills that exist in the communities, Samara is encouraging local women to make soft toys and other items that can be used at the ECD centres. The immediate aim of this is to provide these women with an outlet for their work and an opportunity to earn some additional income. The long term aim of the Stitches of Hope project is to develop the skills and self-confidence of these women and create products that can be sold on the local and international market