Glass Bead Peace Symbol Pin - Round*
Special Handmade Designs for PEACE PLEASE
Hand made glass bead pins from women in Cape Town, South Africa, via MONKEYBIZ.
These excellent looking pins send a great message, and support a wonderful cause.
(*see also the MONKEYBIZ medal-shaped peace pins)
Ceramic artists Barbara Jackson and Shirley Fintz, together with Mataphelo Ngaka,
have facilitated a revival of an ancient beading tradition in Southern Africa. A desire to create employment and
empowerment for disadvantaged women in Cape Town led to the creation of "MONKEYBIZ.
MONKEYBIZ supply richly coloured glass beads to women in
townships of Cape Town (Khayelitsha, Mandela Park and Phillipi). The 450 women involved in the project
are currently producing exquisite handbeaded artworks-each a unique one off creation. Each women is paid for every item produced and since they work from home,
can look after their families and avoid transport costs. Every two weeks the leaders of each area
bring the completed products to Monkeybiz headquarters in the city centre.
MonkeyBiz is a non-profit organisation - all profits go back into the communities.
PEACE PLEASE is
honored to support this incredible effort.
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