Sawa Solution: Weaving Wallets

Sawa Solution: Weaving Wallets

While she was unemployed, Sawa Spark Nakalembe Irene noticed a woman in her village making wallets out of dry palm leaves and realized this was a business opportunity. She asked the woman to train her but she would not. Irene taught herself the skill and now she works full-time making and selling wallets. Thanks to her creative thinking she has raised enough money to pay for her children’s school fees and has even started teaching other women and children in her community how to make wallets to generate their own income. While she started this business because she liked making the wallets, now Irene’s favourite part of the business is seeing the kids get excited about learning a new skill!

Learn how to make your own woven palm leaf wallets by watching this video:http://vimeo.com/94489034