These knitted animals are made by women in Zimbabwe! They are called 'Shamwaris' which is the Zimbabwe Shona word for 'friend'. By making these Shamwaris, women are given the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families and to experience the independence that comes with this and have a lot of fun along the way. Why not purchase some of these 'friends' for your friends today!?
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Each product comes with its own swing tag containing its personal name and the name of the lady who knitted it.
Handmade from a mixture of wool and synthetic fibres.
Filled with a polyester stuffing.
Wash by gentle sponge cleaning.
Each Shamwari is unique, colour of clothing and length varies for each toy, please note any preference in comments at the checkout and we will match it as close as possible.
One size (cm): Approx Length 17cm
Standard price for UK delivery: Free Delivery (1-3 days)
Standard price for European delivery: £12.99 (3-10 days)
Standard price for Rest of World Standard Delivery:
£20.00 (5-14 days)
About Gogo Olive
Gogo Olive was set up in late 2008 as a response to the huge unemployment problem in Zimbabwe (it currently stands at around 97%), at a time when conditions in the country were particularly difficult. As well as creating employment for local women the aim is to give them hope as they have the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families. Gogo Olive vision is to enable Zimbabwean women to journey into the fullness of life for which God created them.
Knitting was chosen as it only requires basic materials and can be done anywhere and at anytime, which suits the lifestyle of a Zimbabwean woman! Gogo Olive began as a small group of 6 women and following the success of this group we have expanded to involve more ladies and work alongside different groups to try and support as many women as possible. Gogo Olive aim to identify those who are most in need. There are now around 60 knitters from four different projects in 3 different areas of Zimbabwe.