Zambezi Dolls of Color

100 zambezi dolls

Zambezi Doll Makers
A True Collaborative
The most important work we do:
create jobs and businesses for Zambian women.
 Dolls of Color – Made for Play
This group of twelve mothers have children who attend the Mama Bakhita Cheshire School for the disabled. They call themselves the “God Given Gift Club” and are proud of what they have achieved so far: skills to produce a well-crafted product as well as the creation of a method of cooperative labor that works smoothly and fairly. They share the various tasks of doll making, from cutting out fabric to embroidering the faces. Some are skilled at hair design and attachment, some design beautiful clothing from local traditional chitenge and scraps from the tailors.
This income has resulted in more stability for their families; they are able to pay rent, buy better food, and meet other challenges such as sickness or emergencies. Most importantly for them, the ability to pay for their other children to attend school is a major achievement. The doll-makers are ready to move to the next level of operating the business themselves.

Each doll is completely handmade; a one-of-a-kind treasure that any child will enjoy. The soft, organic cotton doll material is hand-stitched, and the dolls are dressed in colorful, removable Zambian chitenge clothing. They are meant for play, and no two are alike. Each unique doll comes in one of five skin tones, from light to dark, because every child should be able to play with a doll that has skin that looks like theirs.

Help these dedicated women achieve their goal of sustaining their families with the online sales of their dolls. Go to the Zambezi Doll  website and pick out a doll for someone you love. ( going online January 2020)