Wesbank Mothers

Wesbank is a sprawling impoverished settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town in which unemployment rates are very high. Two groups of six members each have been enrolled in the first stage of training. A few have been so keen they have already graduated to the stage of making the jewellery. Ayanda, Lisa and Lulu are featured below with Donnah Bambalaza, the Cape Town Mothers for All co-ordinator. Everyone is proudly wearing the gorgeous paper bead jewellery and Ayanda was so excited by this session that she kept declaring, "I feel reborn. My life can now begin."