Saturday, February 27, 2010


Mabinti helps to rebuild lives, one woman at a time.

Mabinti (Kiswahili for girls) is a project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which trains women recovering from fistula surgery in beading, screen printing and tailoring.  
Fistula is a devastating childbirth injury which can occur as a result of prolonged obstructed labor.

(very cool bags made from recycled billboards)

The nature of the disability means that many fistula sufferers are outcasts in their communities and unable to work.  Nearly all of them have lost a baby in childbirth.  The majority are extremely poor.

 Through the training and the sale of products, Mabinti enables the women on the project to learn new skills, earn an income and in so doing, offers them hope.

Mabinti products sold at
C & A Camp
310 2nd St. S.E.
Charlottesville, VA 
(next door to Pillow Mint)

p.s.  what do you think of her street cow skull?


  1. What a great cause. Thanks for the info!

  2. Anita I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anita,
    Thanks for posting such amazing information. Carlin's shop and her causes are are sooo beautiful!

  4. I have been to the Mabinti program and I am so happy that you are providing a retail opportunity for these women. Their crafts are far more distinctive than the usual tourist market products and every purchase truly gives a big boost to some wonderful ladies who are overcoming a terrible physical injury.


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