Sarobidy Creations

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Sarobidy

{sa-roo-bee-dy}

 — adjective

  1. malagasy word for PRECIOUS
  2. of high price or great value; dear; beloved
  3. PRECIOUS are the lives that are transformed by the purchase of this product

 

There’s a word in the Malagasy language that is a description of when someone is consumed with poverty and the effects of it on their lives…. sahirana.  The women involved with Sarobidy Creations are sahirana.  Their stories are numerous and heartbreaking; multiple children without fathers, mothers without jobs, without the ability to send their kids to school or access medical care– without hope.

SAROBIDY CREATIONS was established as an extension of Red Island Restoration, to come alongside the hardworking, dream-filled yet impoverished women who are daily struggling to provide for their families. Sarobidy develops beautiful handcrafted items and employs local Malagasy women to make the items as well as partners with existing artisan projects to bring the unique Malagasy crafted items to those in the USA.

It becomes a win-win-win situation… the women in Madagascar receive an income and renewed sense of identity as women and mothers who can independently provide for their families.   Folks in the USA buy a great handmade product and have an opportunity to get involved and educate others about extreme poverty in Madagascar.  A portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Sarobidy Maternity Center where women receive quality and compassionate medical care and education during their pregnancies, labors, deliveries and postpartum period until their babies are 6 months old.  Win-Win-Win!

 

Sarobidy is the word for “precious” in Malagasy.  The lives of these women are precious, their hope is precious and the work of their hands is precious.   By purchasing the products of SAROBIDY CREATIONS, you can be a part of this redeeming work, freeing the captives, and offering hope to women in Madagascar.

 

1 Comment

  1. An amazing opportunity to come alongside and help these dear ones and bring hope and healing to an impoverished people. These women are true artists and create amazing items from basic materials!

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