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Closed 14/08/2017

raised of £2,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to start my own unique hair making factory

    Tulse Hill, London
    Funded on Monday, 14th August 2017

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    One of our core missions is a true concern for the well being of all communities in which we operate. We aims to create small in -house workshops of approximately 20 artisan women braiders from the urban city of Enugu and the rural community of Ohuhu Nsulu in Nigeria. This is the first pilot scheme and we hope to extend production to more surrounding areas as we grow. We employ mainly women artisan braiders. Most of the women in these regions are either house wives with little or no formal education or subsistence farmers.
    The age-old tradition of braid weaving is usually passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. This helps to preserve Ibo culture as the grandmothers have the opportunity to recite oral history and stories to the younger generations as they all weave and braid together. These women have exceptional skills, and have very few options for other work. They are often victims of domestic violence discrimination and extreme poverty, they are often the sole support for their families but despite their situations, they have been able to produce work of astonishing beauty.
    Through an innovative approach that combines the traditional family method with more advanced technologies we are trying to address the causes of cyclical poverty rather than the effects. Buying these hair products provides the artisans education, tools, and access to international markets so they can build their own businesses and invest in their own communities and support women's economic independence The purchase of the plaited pieces of hair helps bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in Ohuhu Nsulu and surrounding villages.
    Our organization aims to guide them and help them achieve a better future by giving training on the art that allows them to work with groups for a long time. . By training artisans to produce quality braids, the organization offers the community a foothold in the global marketplace,.



    • Lelia Echema3 years ago
      Lelia Echema

      Lelia Echema

      3 years ago

      The fundraising has started in earnest with pledges of support. Thank you Chi Umeh for the very first donation. You are blesssed indeed!!

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    3 years ago

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    • G.Bade Smith

      G.Bade Smith

      Aug 7, 2017

      I wish you good luck


    • Anonymous


      Aug 5, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Aug 5, 2017

      Good luck lil and hope it all wkrks out for you. Stay blessLove sylvie from enfield


    • Yemisi


      Aug 4, 2017

      Good luck Lily,a fantastic cause xx


    • Tolu and David

      Tolu and David

      Aug 4, 2017

      Good luck with this next enterprise!!


    • Jumoke Oke

      Jumoke Oke

      Aug 4, 2017

      A great idea. Good luck.


    • Nick


      Aug 4, 2017

      Good luck!


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    Lelia Echema

    Lelia Echema

    Tulse Hill, London

    Ms Lelia Echema ,although posessing an M.A degree in Econ gave it up for the love and passion for plaiting peoples hair - dealing with them on a one-to-one basis . My hair dressing career graduated to the public arena of shows, and hair making technique for the women of color.

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