Hold Mama Africa: Empowering Kenyan Mothers

Ended on June 5th 2015

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$2,001AU
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Change a single mother's life by buying her unique handmade gifts crafted from recycled material

Rewards

#1 Sending our LOVE From Kenya

$5AU
5 pledges

Thank you! Our Kenyan mothers will send you their LOVE all the way from Kenya!

#2 Thank you card from the single mothers in Kenya

$10AU
0 pledges

Thank you! Our Kenyan mothers will send you a post card with their LOVE from the Kenya

#3 Hand Crafted Earrings - (Choose your colour)

$12AU
4 pledges

You will have a pair of hand made earrings made by the Kenya mother's for you using recycled materials. Choice of colours - Green / Blue / Yellow / Red / Purple / Pink / Black&White. You will be contacted once the campaign finishes to confirm your colour choice

#4 Hand Crafted Bracelet - (Choose your colour)

$20AU
4 pledges

You will have a hand made bracelet made by the Kenya mother's for you using recycled materials. Choice of colours - Green / Blue / Yellow / Red / Purple / Pink / Black&White. You will be contacted once the campaign finishes to confirm your colour choice

#5 Hand Crafted Necklace - (Choose your colours)

$25AU
3 pledges

You will have a hand made necklace made by the Kenya mother's for you using recycled materials. Choice of main colours - Green / Blue / Yellow / Red / Purple / Pink / Black&White. You will be contacted once the campaign finishes to confirm your colour choice

#6 Hand Crafted Sandals - (Choose your Style/Size)

$32AU
4 pledges

You will have a pair of hand made sandals made by the Kenya mother's for you using recycled materials. Choice of styles. You will be contacted once the campaign finishes to confirm your choice of style and your size

#9 LIMITED EDITION - Long multi-coloured necklace

$50AU
2 of 20 taken

You will have a long intricate multi-coloured necklace hand made for you by the Kenya mother's using recycled materials

#10 NEW - Matching 3 PIECE Jewellery set

$50AU
2 pledges

You will have a hand made necklace, bracelet and earrings made by the Kenya mother's for you using recycled materials. Choice of feature colours - Green / Blue / Yellow / Red / Purple / Pink / Black&White. You will be contacted once the campaign finishes to confirm your colour choice

#7 Thank you video & card

$75AU
2 pledges

Thank you so much! Our Kenyan mothers will send you their thank you LOVE with a video via email from Kenya, together with a thank you letter!

#11 LIMITED EDITION - Custom Made designer Leather Bag

$130AU
3 of 50 taken

You will receive a LIMITED EDITION hand made Leather Bag with a Custom Design. You can pick from a range of designs or send in a similar design for the mothers to work from at the end of the campaign.

#8 Special EXCLUSIVE Skype entertainment/message

$150AU
2 of 15 taken

THANK YOU SO MUCH! The Kenyan mothers will make a video call via Skype and will say thank you through dancing and singing only for you! We will also send you a thank you letter with a little gift!

Hold Mama Africa

Flexible Funding
www.holdmamaafrica.com

Beautiful hand-crafted jewelries, bags, accessories and more… Hold Mama Africa is a small independent non-profit charity organization founded in Australia in 2014. Its mission is to empower single mothers in rural and urban areas in Kenya by providing lasting sustainable employment and income for single mothers and their families.  It provides women with valuable training on how to use recycled materials to create handed crafted items that are then sold online.   You can directly help these mothers by purchasing one of the great gifts they’ve created here. Hold Mama Africa was inspired by the personal experience of  Julia Ohnuma. A young Australian-Japanese woman, Julia was deeply inspired by meeting and listening to life stories of mothers in Kenya who have been going through hardships such as poverty and domestic violence. Julia came up with an idea to make a difference within the communities. Message from our founder Julia Ohnuma:

Julia Ohnuma“I, Julia Ohnuma from Australia (originally from Japan) had the opportunity to travel to Kenya for two months during my university holidays. During my travels in Kenya, I had the chance to get to know the local people and listen to their life stories. Some of the most powerful and inspiring stories I came across were those told by single-Kenyan-mother’s living in poverty. With the help of a Kenyan mother who specializes in making unique hand-made crafts, we developed the idea of training more women living in poor urban and rural communities to make hand-made crafts with recycling materials. Through developing a partnership with the single-Kenyan-mother’s, I am working to continue to sell these hand-made crafts here in Australia whilst passing on the profits to the single-Kenyan-mothers’ community. Any support will help make these mothers life better and is why I am launching a crowdfunding campaign with Ready Fund Go. Hopefully this will raise much needed funds and at the same time open up and expose our online store to distribute the Kenyan mothers hand crafted products into Australia.”

Julia travels rural and urban areas to train underprivileged mothers to develop skills they can carry into their everyday life, training these mothers to create hand-made crafts and accessories. The products are sold locally and online. The proceeds are then returned to the mothers and the production of their craft.

OBJECTIVE ONE Provide opportunities for underprivileged Kenyan mothers to access practical skills training and to gain appropriate knowledge needed in their everyday lives.

OBJECTIVE TWO Empower underprivileged Kenyan mothers to establish themselves in financially independent households with proper shelter, food, education and health care.

OBJECTIVE THREE Mobilize local and intentional partners to support sustainable development of mother communities in Kenya rural areas. Positive results will ensure a brighter future for them and their family. Want to meet some of the mothers? Read their stories here or watch these videos:

How Else You Can Help

If you could help our campaign in another way, we would love to ask you to check out our website and shop online! Moreover, we would be very very happy to invite you to the villages where our mother members actually work on creating the beautiful products! Not only that you can see them working, you can also listen to their life stories and maybe help them with more design ideas 🙂 For more information, please visit our website, www.holdmamaafrica.com! 

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