Your $2.50 goes a long way in helping stem the Aids Pandemic
Now more than ever, as HIV / AIDS spreads its dreaded tentacles across South Africa, you can help by purchasing these beaded aids pins and other beaded items. They are all handmade by women who are affected by HIV / AIDS. Many are grandmothers caring for numerous AIDS orphans and the money they earn from beadwork is often their sole source of income.
These beaded pins are very popular and incorporate the visual image of the international AIDS symbol (a crossed red ribbon). During the past few years, in which the HIV/AIDS pandemic has become a crisis, the creative women of South Africa have created beaded aids pins which people wear to express solidarity with those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. These beaded aids pins show your solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS. They invite conversations with others about the Aids pandemic issue and what we can do to address it. The pins celebrate the creativity and resourcefulness of women crafters in South Africa. Most important of all the beaded aids pins illustrate the belief that in the same way as many beads are needed to create the design, many and varied contributions to the fight against Aids will help us make a visible difference for those affected with this dreaded disease.
Stop for a moment and consider these shocking statistics: As at the end of November 2003 there were nearly 5 million South African people infected with HIV and half a million people already dead and over a million AIDS orphans. But, the crisis does not end there, there are 250 positive babies born each day. The highest infection rate in the world.
Wezandla founder, Glynis Baer, has a long history of support for African arts and crafts and can count many years at the helm of the local Operation Hunger Project, which involved many trips to the rural areas of Transkei and Natal in support of local artists and crafters in the fight against hunger. These trips were made in the dark days of apartheid and, more often than not, alone. With the establishment of the new South African Democracy, Glynis went on to establish Wezandla in 1994 in order to continue serving and marketing the many and varied products produced by African Artists and Crafters from across South Africa and the continent of Africa. Wezandla plays host to many local and overseas visitors who experience the unique charm and professionalism of Glynis who is a problem solver of note. Doing business with Wezandla and Glynis is a unique and rewarding experience.
Remember that World Aids Day is commemorated on the 1st December every year.
Each Beaded Aids Pin is handcrafted so you need to get your order in in good time before the 1st of December each year.
At this low price we strongly suggest that you order your bulk quantity well before the 1st of December. Wezandla is uniquely poised to handle large quantities of beaded aids pins and will structure a package to suit your needs.
Our wholesale beaded aids pins prices allow you to order in bulk and recover your costs from members of your congregation, aids group, charity or school without being accused of profit taking.
Order Now and well in advance of 1st December to secure the quantity of beaded aids pins that you and your organisation require.
E-mail or phone us ON (+27 41 585 1185) NOW with your requirements in excess of 10 Beaded Aids Pins for a special price for your group.
If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase Wezandla will refund your full purchase price as soon as the beaded aids pin is returned - no questions asked.
P.S. Remember that each beaded aids pin is handcrafted and as a consequence of our fair trade policy directly benefits the community of beaders in their struggle against aids and hunger.
P.P.S. Doing business with Wezandla, Glynis and supporting the crafters in their fight against aids and hunger is a uniquely satisfying and rewarding experience not to be missed.