Watch our video about our work with Neema Crafts, a charity employing people with disabilities in Tanzania below. Learn more about their work at https://www.neemacrafts.com/
Speaker 1: Simon (0:00-0:27)
I’m Simon Macaulay and I’m the chairman of Anglo Family which incorporates our craft felt business. We’ve got customers all over the place. One particular customer is a brilliant charity out in Tanzania called Neema Crafts. Ben and Katie, a young couple who run Neema Crafts; really lovely people, they employ people with disabilities in Tanzania. Historically people with disabilities have been kind of hidden away and find it very hard to find work.
Speaker 2: Ben (0:27-0:45)
Neema Crafts was started in 2003 by a lady called Susie Hart. When she came to Tanzania she saw that there was a great need for employment for people with disabilities. She herself was a textile artist so she started designing products that people could produce.
Speaker 1: Simon (0:45-0:56)
I knew them originally through my local church because we sponsor them. When they went out there we were able to support them in terms of helping the business develop as a church so the relationship has built from there.
Speaker 2: Ben (0:56-1:08)
Since then the project has grown hugely. We’ve got our own purpose built centre here and we have a café, we have a guest house and also a conference room as well.