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Blankets from Africa is a female-owned and operated community project, supporting women in rural areas by creating a safe working environment in their community.
We create protective work places for rural knitters from the Karoo that have difficulty finding work in their community due to various reasons.
The level of unemployment, especially among women, has reached alarming levels with little apparent prospect of improvement. Our dream is to maintain sustainable employment in these communities and to create a positive change for generations to come.
Blankets from Africa provides these women with the means to create a product out of natural wool sheared from the very sheep which surround them. The provision of a simple pattern, needles and pure wool is the catalyst for them to generate an income, enjoy a community spirit of working in a group and experience feelings of achievement and of being valued.
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