“Basadi Pele” Brightening Women’s Lives, Empowering Communities is an income generation project for women in the communities that we work in as well as for Nisaa. Basadi Pele meaning ‘Women First’ is a project that Nisaa started after an inspiring visit to Sisters Incorporated in Cape Town. Sisters Incorporated have a similar project running.
The project is currently in its pilot phase. Its primary aims are to:
- assist women we serve to earn an income independent of their abusive partners
- raise funds towards the sustainability of organisation
The project is empowering for women – psychologically and economically. Being financially independent is the ultimate goal in the lives of many, particularly for women in abusive relationships. It means that they would:
- have the option to opt out of the abusive relationship.
- slowly be able to gain their independence and realize their self-worth.
- be able to regain control over their own lives
All articles are handmade by women of diverse communities who have experienced domestic abuse. As the jewellery making process was reported to be very therapeutic and releasing, we have also opened the project up to female patients from various psychiatric clinics in the community. As such we currently have a group of 80 women who have been trained with the skill of jewellery making.
Articles for sale
- beaded jewellery that can be custom made to your taste and style
- a range of beaded ribbons can be made to order for various social issues including HIV and AIDS, Breast cancer, violence against women, child abuse and many more.
- prayer beads
- beaded key rings
- beaded book-markers
- beading kits for children
Visit the Basadi Pele showroom to view our range of beaded jewellery and other beaded items.
Team building exercise
Team building and stress relief workshops for groups / organisations are conducted. To find our more please contact our offices.
Workshops for Children
Jewellery making helps develop fine motor skills for children. Nisaa offers workshops that are fun, entertaining and educational for children. To find out more please contact our offices.
We have had three successful workshops with children, one of which was with orphaned children as an initiative towards Mandela Day