Coming soon to a Homesense near you…
From July 13th one of my favorite places to buy bargains will be selling a range of handcrafted homewares from communities in Western Uganda. This is part of a new programme to assist the most deprived families to increase their incomes, with the aim of affording to send their children to school.
Specifically, TKMaxx and Homesense have been working with families in the war torn Rewenzori region of Uganda since 2008 and through this scheme have enabled more than 10,000 children to go to school. Eight years on the school attendance in the area has risen from 53% to 94%.
There’s a mixture of vases, bowels, plates, baskets, salad serving spoons, cups and even coffee and drums. All made by hand and with materials found locally in the region. Each one is unique as they are all made by hand. Prices start at £2.99 and each sale will help towards a long term improvement to the lives of the families involved in Uganda.
Here I have chosen four of my favorites, they would add a pop of colour and a bohemian feel to any home. The products are all limited so when they are gone they are gone. I know I’ll be checking out my local branch from the 13th.