MMAMATHE EN BONANG

De bundel van vijf armbandjes worden gemaakt door Mmamathe en Bonang Soai, tante en neef. Ik werd met hen in contact gebracht omdat zij, in kleine oplagen, armbandjes maakten vanuit hun veel te kleine woning voor zo’n groot gezin. Toen ik hoorde in welke gevaarlijke en achterstallige wijk in Johannesburg zij wonen wilde ik linksom of rechtsom met hen samenwerken. En zo geschiedde…

Lees de persoonlijke introducties van Mmamathe en Bonang hieronder.

Mmamathe Soai
“My name is Mmamathe Soai, I am 50 years. I am married and live with another family in a flat.

We live in Hillbrow, unfortunately a very dangerous neighborhood in Johannesburg. I have 1 son, Bokang, and 1 daughter still at school in Johannesburg.
I co-ordinate the Hillbrow beading group. I was specialized in sewing and embroidery, but learned to bead.

The beadwork has taken the financial burden off me and especially my husband in supporting everyone in the family.”

Bonang Soai

“My name is Bonang Soai, I am 31 years old and live with my aunt Mmamathe and her family. I matriculated in Lesotho.

My hobbies are reading books and playing football. I am jobless and depending on piece jobs like beadwork.

Therefore I am very thankful to Townshipsmile, making the bracelets for their clients.”