WomenCraft items are part of WomenCraft's MADE51 Collection, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s global brand of refugee-made products. The feed sacks in which refugees receive their monthly food rations are recycled and woven with the grasses native to the region, which gives this basket its white or yellow color.
As part of MADE51, WomenCraft works with Burundian refugee women who recently returned to their home communities after having spent several years living in refugee camps in Tanzania. Weaving with WomenCraft means that they can continue to generate income and maintain their livelihood as they return to Burundi. WomenCraft is a community-driven social enterprise operating in Tanzania; its mission is to increase economic opportunity in the post-conflict, tri-border area of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania by bringing rural women together, facilitating their growth and connecting their artistry to the global marketplace. Through WomenCraft, over 600 artisans advance themselves, raise stronger families, stimulate their communities and inspire the world around them.
Fairly traded and handmade in Tanzania.