“MY BRAND IS ALL ABOUT EMPOWERED WOMEN OF TODAY EMPOWERING WOMEN OF THE FUTURE. LET US STAND TOGETHER WITH THE GRACE AND ELEGANCE OF FLAMINGOS.” – Shaz
Shaz is a woman on a mission! She designs and produces beautiful bespoke shoes. But, this is a company with a difference! The business was set to provide women and girls living in poverty with opportunities for educational and financial independence.
Through GlobalGiving UK, a global fundraising platform, Shoes by Shaherazad learned about Vision Africa’s work to empower disadvantaged girls and give them skills for independence through our Seed of Hope project. Seed of Hope was then selected as one of the beneficiaries of Shoes by Shaherazad’s work and we’ve been lucky to have received several donations from the sale of her stylish shoes!
This funding has contributed towards Seed of Hope’s training of girls in vocational, enterprise and life skills. Across the four Seed of Hope centres, girls are currently pursuing courses in Dress Making and Fashion Design, Hair and Beauty Therapy, Home Care Management and Business Administration. Students can also access counselling and mentorship and are encouraged to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Most recently donations received by Shoes by Shaherazad have been used to purchase fabric, brown paper, sewing thread, machine oil, machine needle, canvas, zips, tape measure, glue, bobbin & bobbin cases, needle clamps & screws, gum material and stiffener (phew!).
We are extremely grateful Shoes by Shaherazad for their continuing support and to GlobalGiving for helping to make the connections that make a difference!