This past month saw HACT’s economic empowerment programme, Woza Moya celebrate the 15th birthday of one of their most famous exports - The Little Travellers! These tiny beaded pin dolls have for the past 15 years been helping hundreds of local women impacted by HIV/AIDS to keep the lights on, put food on their families’ tables and send their children to school - all whilst promoting HIV/AIDS education, travel and global friendships.
HACT’s Woza Moya team celebrated this significant milestone with a party at our Woza Moya Embo Shop on Saturday, the 20th May 2017. Over 200 of Woza Moya’s beaders, friends and partners came out to show their support and to enjoy the lively entertainment provided by Kearsney College Choir, Kloof High School’s Acapella group and Gumboot dancing group as well as Kevin Ellis’s drumming circle. A special photographic exhibition is also currently on display instore that highlights the tangible impact that the Little Travellers have had on our local beaders’ and their families’ lives.
Speaking at the event, HACT’s Woza Moya Programme Manager, Paula Thomson said:
“Our biggest achievement over the past 15 years and what we are most proud of is that we have been able to economically empower and uplift over 100 women who prior to the Little Traveller initiative, did not see a future for themselves and now, 15 years later, they are thriving and making plans for themselves and their families for the next 15 years.”
Woza Moya’s latest addition to the Little Traveller range - The “Little Traveller socks” were also on display at the event and available to purchase on the day. To support Woza Moya and or purchase your pair of Little Traveller socks, please visit any of our three stores located onsite here at the HACT Centre (26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest), at Embocraft (237 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill) and at the Fields Shopping Centre in Kloof. Please also be sure to like our Woza Moya Facebook page – Woza Moya & Friends for details of our other exciting upcoming events and exhibits!