This lady with a big, sweet smile is Eliafura. She lives and works in Tanzania, making beautiful batiks and tie-dyed materials. With the support of The Gatsby Trust – an organisation funded by Sport Relief – Eliafura has registered her business and learned important health and safety rules around the chemicals she uses. She also now trains other women in her village – they bring her material and she teaches them how to make the colourful patterns. Eliafura’s fabrics sell well, both locally (especially in nearby schools, where teachers like to buy them) and overseas.
This photograph of Eliafura is my ‘digital postcard’ from my friend and fellow blogger Annie at Mammasaurus. Annie is currently in Tanzania with Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from The Alexander Residence, visiting projects and learning about the different ways Sport Relief donations have helped create female entrepreneurs and lasting change for women, their families and communities.