These beautiful soft toy animals are hand-crafted by women from the poor sugarcane-farming village of Kakira. Launched in November 2011 and recently granted three more years of funding as a result of its success, S.A.L.V.E.’s Kakira project is educating and generating income for these women that were earning an average of just £8 a month when they joined. Some of the women had previously been entirely illiterate and relied on prostitution to support themselves, but now thanks to the work of our fantastic Community Social Worker Agnes, they are learning basic numeracy and literacy skills whilst maintaining a real sense of dignity.
The ladies at Kakira have recently begun making these small soft toy animals to add to their current range of handmade cards. The money they make from lovingly crafting these items helps them to support their families and start new small business ventures.
The animals come in a range of 3 different animals including Zebras, Elephants, Giraffes and Rhinos.