Authentic Handmade Crafts from the Heart of Africa
Lala Africa is a place of sharing talent, resources and dreams.
It is a place created by women who want to reach across the country and around the globe, to share the beauty of their designs and creations, from rural villages in South Africa.
LaLa Africa is a collective of 49 women from 3 craft markets, named so because of the common 'La' at the end their names; KuHumelela Hub in Sabi Sands region, Bohlabela Craft Centre near to Kruger National Park and Mbhedula Craft Market on the East Coast in KwaZulu Natal
This is not all that they have in common, from humble backgrounds, in rural villages, all of these women are united in their desire to use their talents to provide their families with healthier, happier and more prosperous futures. The Lala crafters are also bound by their shared appetite to develop their own craft and entrepreneurial skills and become strong female role models in their communities.
Supported by Africa Foundation, training company Global Gift Innovators provide intensive craft development, financial and business literacy training to the crafters at all three markets, to develop entrepreneurs who manage profitable and sustainable businesses selling unique high-quality gifts.
All three craft markets are located near to highly desired safari destinations in South Africa and are open to tourists. The crafters also supply wholesale markets both nationally and internationally.