Zahra Handworks Foundation facilitates educational and enrichment opportunities focusing on the value and importance of creating with one's own hands, especially when made from re-purposed and reclaimed materials, and the positive ecological effects this can have on the environment, culture, and family.
We are committed to supplying looms for weaving simple rugs to inspired women who can take this gift to create opportunities for themselves!
We have identified the next loom reecipient, who lives in Abydos, Egypt. Hadiais an amazing woman who already makes items to sell to the tourists who travel to the ancient temple across the street from her home. She is intellegent, savvy, creative, and has a spark for life. Many years ago, Zahra Indigo share with her how to cut plastic bags to crochet. Ever since, every time Zahra Indigo visits, Hadia has new bottle holders for sale. Zahra Handworks Foundation is honored to support her with the gift of this loom!
This fundraising drive will help to make this possible. The money raised will be used:
1) To buy a loom with the twine to string it and reclaimed cotton to get started.
2) To secure transportation for the loom & loom maker to Abydos, Egypt.
3) To cover the time to set the loom up.
4) To provide the necessary training Hadia, and other women in her community, how to work the loom.
5) To cover the accommodations for the loom maker while in Abydos.
This loom will provide a tool to Hadia upon which she can create products for both her local community and the tourist who travel from great distances to visit the ancient temple there.
We are thankful for donations in any amount to help make this a reality! If you would rather, we are also grateful for checks made and sent to:
Zahra Handworks Foundation
PO Box 50774 Eugene, Oregon 97405 USA
Zahra Handworks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductable.
Thank you for your support!
~Zahra Indigo Rønlov, MA 💫
Ex. Director Zahra Handworks Foundation
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The photo is Zahra Indigo with Handi in 2014, teachinng her how to cut the plastic bag. The second picture is of one of the newly installed looms in the Oasis.