Fashioned for Change

Fashioned for Change is a not-profit organization that empowers and supports HIV-positive women in South Africa by selling their hand-beaded jewelry and accessories. Fashioned for Change has sold over 50,000 dolls, raising more than $300,000. All products are lovingly made in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa through the Woza Moya income generation project organized by the HillCrest Aids Centre Trust.

Balancing Act by the Little People Project. 

"This installation was left in Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town, last year. The settlement is home to around 500,000 people and experiences many problems such as poverty, crime and a high rate of HIV infection - an estimated 16% of the population. Life can be tough, especially for children. 
This image will be available to purchase from my shows with a percentage of the proceeds going to Baphumelele, a community project in Khayelitsha that aims to help local children. Specifically the money will be used in projects that help children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS - Clemens Cares For Kids which helps children suffering from HIV/AIDS and Baphumelele Children’s Home which looks after children who have been orphaned or abandoned.”
It is estimated that 26.4% of all adults in South Africa are HIV Positive, 40% are unemployed, and one third live on less than 2$ a day. 
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