Khutsala Artisans Center


   The Khutsala Artisans Center   

The Khutsala Artisans Center on Project Canaan trains and employs Swazi people in the arts of beadcraft and jewelry making.  This center provides the necessary skills and opportunities that enables local Swazi's to provide for their families.  The center also includes a multi-purpose room for instruction on hygiene, family planning, and other important issues.

 

 

 
Featured Artisan
 
Sicelo Manana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet Sicelo Manana.  Sicelo was born deaf and he is also mute.  His mother died when he was only 6 months old.

The paternal father's family sent Sicelo away to live with his maternal grandmother (Gogo) who raised him.  While he was never able to go to school, he was well cared for by a loving Gogo.  From age 20-29 he was hired as a shepherd, however, he was poorly paid and poorly cared for by the people who employed him. 

When we put out the most recent call for more workers at Khutsala, Sicelo's uncle drove two hours to bring him home so   that he could come and put his name on our list.  In February 2016, he was hired, and while communication is difficult, he   is a fast learner and was quickly promoted from Junior Wrapper to Senior Wrapper (which comes with an increase in pay).  This young man loves his job, is a fabulous worker, and we give thanks to the Lord that He sent him to us as a new worker who is helping us make Christmas ornaments for Heart for Africa in 2016.


Meet Our Artisans

 


 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Whity Dlamini is the Khutsala Order & Shipping Senior Supervisor.  She says, "It is a great honor for me to be a part of Khutsala Artisans.  Whereby not only am I earning an income to help my family, but it has taught me to honor God in another way.  By the work I do I am helping the underprivileged to live a better life.  I grew up in an environment whereby appreciation and love was not known, so I have learned to stand up for myself as a woman and make a better living for myself and my two lovely sons."

 

 

We are proud to announce that the Khutsala Artisans are now making jewelry and accessories!  Please visit our online store at