Zimele

Zimele focusses on developing community self-reliance through crafts.

Zimele is a non-profit organisation based in Pietermaritzburg that was founded in 2007. The organisation's vision is to confront the root causes of poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for women in KwaZulu-Natal's rural communities by way of teaching arts and crafts.

Zimele pursues this vision through providing women with the knowledge, skills, resources and support networks to sustain themselves and their families. The range includes bags, décor, homeware and jewellery made from felt, beadwork and fabric.