THI collaborated with Zoë Jordan, an Irish fashion designer, to create a design for one of her signature bomber jackets. Men, women and children travelled long distances to take part in the 3-day Art competition held in one of the schools. Food was provided each day and there was much excitement and enthusiasm for the Art resources and the competition itself.
Zoë Jordan chose a winner from the many entries and with the winning design as inspiration, she created a unique bomber jacket.
Starting to live
With every jacket sold, a home was connected to water from the Maano Tank. These connections have enabled the beneficiaries to install water-conserving sprinklers in place of their previously used furrows, increasing their yields and subsequent incomes. The connections have created time for women and children, who no longer need to spend long hours collecting water and can now focus on other income generating activities and school. Parents are now able to contribute to school infrastructure development, feeding programmes and pay school fees.
With increased incomes, families can start to live, not just survive.
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