Diminish Poverty For South African Township Beadworkers

1004 WordsDec 8, 20155 Pages
Introduction Monkeybiz is registered as a nonprofit (NPO) income-generating bead project, which aims to diminish poverty for South African township beadworkers. Through creating sustainable employment, Monkeybiz focuses on women 's economic empowerment, health development and nutritional support to HIV/AIDS infected workers. Monkeybiz is committed to restoring the tradition of African beadwork, taking knowledge that is past down from generation to generation. Monkeybiz mission is to become iconic brands which aim to inspire an enduring form of affection that any marketer would want their brand. Monkeybiz has threefold mission as a register (NPO). There first intentions were to create awareness of poverty. Secondly, their mission is to generate employment and empower women in undeveloped places while preserving and encouraging the tradition of South African art. Its customized, 'soulful ' yet modern products targeting people with a social conscience and interest in social change. To ease market expansion globally, it sells artworks to collectors, corporates, and retail customers. Exported artworks cater to galleries, museums, exhibitions and craft fairs, and considered artworks of matchless value and 'run of the mill ' merchandise such as dolls, animals, coasters, and placemats are sold at local and international retail stores. Monkeybiz was establish by ceramic artists Barbara Jackson, Shirley Fintz and Mathapelo Ngaka-Mtati in January 2000. The Monkeybiz Bead Project

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