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Karas Huisen Crafts

 

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Karas Huisen Crafts is a Namibian public benefit trust operating a sheltered craft workshop situated in Tseiblaagte, the poorest suburb of Keetmanshoop, Namibia. The workshop employs about fifty local people, mostly women.

 

 

 

Products

KHC specializes in needlework, beadwork and jewelry made from ostrich shells, all of which are traditional Nama crafts typical for southern Namibia. All products are handmade with unique designs reflecting Namibian cultural heritage. Special attention is paid to quality control.
The standard KHC product catalog includes over 80 types of products. KHC offers a wide selection of bags, soft toys in the shapes of African animals and dolls, decorative products for the home, kitchen items and jewelry from beads and ostrich shells. KHC also specializes in T‐shirt printing and corporate wear embroidery. The workshop staff is also able to make special orders according to specific customers needs such as choir gowns, conference bags, quilted wall hangings etc.

BAGS
Unique bags from strong material, embroidered and decorated with beads and ostrich egg shells painted by hand are combining all traditional crafts typical for the south of Namibia.

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TOYS
Giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and elephants are made with patchwork technique, using matching materials with ethnic patterns. Traditional craft skills are utilized in producing a variety of Namibian dolls.

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DECORATIONS
Decorative textile products include printed placemats, table runners, hand-printed tablecloths, embroidered pillow covers, aprons and potholders with African motifs in different color combinations and sizes.

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JEWELRY
Excellent beadwork skills of craftsmen from the Karas region are incorporated in a large variety of beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. A line of traditional jewelry made from ostrich shells includes painted necklaces, earrings and hairclips.

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SPECIAL ORDERS
Printed/embroidered conference bags, T‐shirts and hats with computer embroidered/printed designs, gowns for school or church choirs as well as school uniforms and overalls for municipalities are just some of the custom printing orders KHC can complete. Quilted wall hangings and bedspreads can also be made according to specific customers’ requests. KHC can also make one-of-a-kind craft products as gifts for employers to give to their employees for holiday time.

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Workshop

KHC headquarters is situated in the heart of Tseiblaagte, the poorest suburb of Keetmanshoop, in order to be easily accessible to the beneficiaries. KHC occupies a municipal building called Wake Centre for which it has received a long-term lease. The renovation of the building, which was originally used as a pub, was funded by the Government of the Czech Republic.

Apart from the office space, KHC employees utilize two workshops, a printing room, a store room for material and a store room for finished products.

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Company information

The Trustees

Rev. Dr. Andreas Biwa

Mr. Gabriel Freyer

Reb. Dr. Nicholas Christians

Dr. Katerina Verchusa

Ms. Maria Goliath

Management

Director

Ms. Madalene Hartung

Members

30 member

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Office

Address: Wake Center, Tseib. Avenue, Keetmanshoop

P.O.Box 273, Keetmanshoop

Tel: +264-63-224464

Fax: +264-63-225994

E-mail: hartungmadalene@yahoo.com, karashuisencrafts@iway.na

History

In 2004, People in Need, a non-profit organization from the Czech Republic, founded a sheltered craft workshop in Keetmanshoop with the aim to reduce the social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS and TB in southern Namibia. The project was supported by the Government of the Czech Republic between 2004 and 2009. In May 2009 Karas Huisen Crafts was established as an independent Namibian charitable trust which took over the operations of the craft workshop to ensure its long-term sustainable functioning under the Namibian governance after the withdrawal of People in Need from Namibia in September 2010.

Our Vision

Hui-sen means “help yourself” in the Nama language. Karas Huisen Crafts’ vision is to create an enabling environment for social and economic empowerment and upliftment of disadvantaged Namibian people; especially women.

Our Mission

Karas Huisen Crafts aims to provide vulnerable Namibian people with skills and opportunities to help themselves. KHC is determined to assist namely those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and TB with income generating opportunities that would enable them to provide for themselves and their families.

Our Strategy

Karas Huisen Crafts’ strategy embraces the development of income generating activities focused mainly on crafts and needlework as well as a learning process providing the beneficiaries with opportunities to master general work responsibilities. KHC endeavors to provide its employees with training and the chance to use their talents and acquired skills to generate basic income from making and selling craft items to the public in Namibia and overseas.

Beneficiaries

Karas Huisen Crafts provides the most vulnerable people from Tseiblaagte, the poorest suburb of Keetmanshoop, with an opportunity to learn basic working habits, to develop their professional skills and to strengthen and build their self-esteem. The sheltered workshop operated by KHC currently provides jobs for about 50 people, out of which an absolute majority are women. The KHC employees, often single mothers and foster parents, are usually the main breadwinners in their households. Considering the family members of the KHC staff, dependent on the income from the workshop, in total about 300 beneficiaries directly benefit from the project. The average salary of a workshop employee is about 700 NAD (100 USD) per month.
The KHC workshop provides job opportunities primarily for people suffering from HIV/AIDS and TB or other chronic diseases, however KHC also offers jobs to other people in need from households affected by HIV/AIDS or suffering from profound poverty.
Over the years, the project strategy focusing on economic empowerment of disadvantaged community members has proved a significant impact on people’s lives, especially in terms of building their self-confidence, self-discipline, relevant financial planning and providing a longterm vision to families of the KHC staff and especially their children (an access to secondary and tertiary education etc.). Unskilled laborers without any long-term experience with formal employment have become craft professionals typically working for the project already for more then 5 years. About one third of the people who worked for the project over the years later found employment in the formal labor market.
KHC is proud to be a mother-friendly employer, encouraging mothers to bring their children to the workshop.

 

 

Category: Handicrafts and Accessories, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Doen En Sien Self Satco Leather Project

 

Doen En Sien Self Satco Leather Project

We produce “veldskoen” which are Southern African walking shoes made from veg tanned leather or soft rawhide uppers attached to a leather footbed and rubber sole without tacks or nails. Our handmade products are mainly traditional and cultural leather shoes for men, women and children. We also design cultural products making from leather like key holders, knife bags, cellphone bags, belts and other traditional items which are used for donkeys and horses cars in our community. We also repair leather products.

 

Products

The traditional shoes has a unique brand which make it stand out in the traditional of the nama people and also in the visiting woman from different traditions. It is a uniquely made soft leather “veldskoen” perfectly fitting sand and rough, as well as cold condition of the south. The shoes are perfect for rural women and are lately making headway in the collection of urban ladies as well. Over hundreds of traditional shoes are making in the past 12 years but the demand of the shoes are increase day by day.

  • Leather products
    • Leather traditional shoes
    • Sandals
    • Belts
    • Key holders (Key rings)
    • Saddles for donkeys and horses

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Shop and Workshop

Doen En Sien Self Satco Leather Project is situated in Satco village 14km north west of Karasburg on the B4
highway in the communal areas of Bondelswarts Traditional Autority.

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Company information

Chairperson

Ms. Hilda. K. Vries

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Member

10 emplyees

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Office

Address: Satco, Karasburg

P.O.Box 460, Karasburg, Karasburg, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-3954440, +264-81-2377391

History

Doen En Sien Self Satco Leather Project was started in July, 1998.

 About

The project has also develop and improve gender equality and youth development to providing the women and youth with equal access to resources such as income, leadership, ownership energy, knowledge, good health and infrastructure as well as improving women and youth lives in the area. The maintaining of school children with school fees, clothing and other daily needs of the children faced the women and many other worst socio-economic reason forced these women to start this project.

 

 

 

Category: Leather Products, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Southern Gemstones

 

Southern Gemstones specializes in the cutting, polishing and processing of Natural Namibian gemstones and any other such materials as commissioned by the client. The factory is located at the residence of the owner in a neatly built factory where he cuts and polishes whilst his wife manages the daily administration of this growing business. The company has strategic relationships with all relevant industry stakeholders such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Keetmanshoop Municipality, The PLDDDSI Partnership between the Finnish and Namibian Local Authorities. Southern Gemstones has successfully traded with various international gemstone traders and has an impeccable business record within the industry.

 

Products

The business specializes in the mining or prospecting of semi-precious stones in areas such as Karas Mountain, Brukaros, Berseba and Tses. These stones are then used to manufacture quality jewellery such as earings, pendants, rings, cuffs.

They deal in semi-precious stones such as amethyst, carnelian, agate, garnet, chalcedony, tiger-eye, tormalina, topaz, malachite, picture stone, etc.

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Shop

House Nr 89, Mimosa Street, Kronlein, Keetmanshoop

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Company information

Owner

Mr. Jacobus J. Meyer

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Mr. Jacobus J. Meyer is a qualified watchmaker graduate from the Milwaukee School of Watch Makers (1976). He has also obtained a Trainer of Trainees Certificate through a training initiative of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Common Wealth Secretariat (2004). In addition he also obtained a certificate in Gemology, Geology basic, silver-smithing and Gemstone cutting and polishing from Lanavaara Technikon in Sweden. He is a ardent amateur geologist and prospector with more than 30 years experience in the gemstone industry and has export references.

Administrator

Ms. A.Meyer

Ms. A. Meyer whom is married to Mr. J.J. Meyer runs the daily administrative management of Southern Gemstones. As a highly educated retired Medical Nurse in Obstetrics as well Epidemiology, she also has done a variety of administration training courses in her specialized field as well as obtained a CED, Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Polytechnic of Namibia.

Employees

1 employee

Office

Address: House Nr 89, Mimosa Street, Kronlein, Keetmanshoop

P.O.Box 757, Kronlein, Keetmanshoop

Cell: +264-81-3823090, +264-81-2693842

E-mail: meyergems@yahoo.com

History

Southern Gemstones is a registered Sole Proprietor with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Republic of Namibia. It was established in 2006 by Mr. J.J. Meyer.

Award

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Category: Gemstones, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Oiiti Joineries CC

 

We manufacture a wide range of wooden items and have experience across a variety of joinery project types and sizes, in the private household, business and industrial sectors.

Tailor-made and “one-of-a-kind” exclusive pieces of furniture are viewed by us as a work of art, and are being molded and formed according to customer requirements.

 

Products

Oiiti Joineries manufacture custom made wood furniture, which includes: pine, meranti, melamine, supawood etc. We offer furniture for homes, offices and also do frames for pictures, certificates and supply a range of framed mirrors.

  • Manufacturing of exclusive and individual pieces of furniture.
  • Built-in cupboards, wall units and kitchen cupboards and counters.
  • Wood treatment in private and industrial environments.
  • Refurbishing of antique furniture.

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Shop

Oiiti Joineries CC also trade as Gepetto’s which is a showroom/shop where wooden furniture are sold together with a wonderful range of handmade hunting knifes, a true product of Namibia.

Company information

Owner and Manager

Ms. Carmen Tromp

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Employees

7 emplyees

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Office

P.O. Box 315, Rosh Pinah, Namibia

Tel +264-81-2780904 (Carmen Tromp)

Tel +264-81-2296062 (Elaine Coetzee)

E-mail: carmen.oiiti@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.oiiti.co.za

 

About

The company is driven and managed by Namibians only and we are proud to say that management consists of women.

Oiiti Joineries is owned and run by Carmen Tromp and her personal assistant is Elaine Coetzee.

We have a team of experienced staff which operates both at our workshop / factory in Rosh Pinah, or offsite as required.

History

Oiiti Joineries CC was started and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Close Corporation in 2010.

 

 

 

Category: Joinery, Furniture and Woodcarvings, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Bupilo

 

We produce various genuine leather products such as shoes, sandals, handbags, wallets, purses, belts, etc. Our unique designs and coloration are popular with many people. Since we make our products with industrial sewing machine, they are durable. And we offer repair service if they are damaged, so you can use them for a long time. Our shop with workshop is the waterfront at the heart of Ludelitz. We guarantee your satisfaction.

 

Products

  • Leather Products
  • Sandals & Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Purses & Wallets
  • Belts
  • Leather goods repairing, etc.

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Shop and Workshop

Waterfront, Luderitz.

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Company information

Owner & Manager

Mr. Sitali Munichinga

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Employees

2 employees

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Office, Shop & Workshop

Address: Waterfront, Luderitz.

P.O.Box 1200, Waterfront, Luderitz, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-3712088

History

Bupilo was started in 2008 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Sole Proprietor in 2010.

Vision

To be the most complete shoe manufacturing and repair shop, manufacturing the best fashionable high quality leather products in Namibia and abroad.

Mission

To provide the best quality leather products to our customers, continuous development of our knowledge in leather products to meet the needs of our customers.

 

 

 

Category: Leather Products, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Karas Women in Business

 

We are produce fashionalble design products such as traditional dresses, wedding gowns, track suits, overalls and school uniforms. We were two small companies, B & V Trading and Flory’s Beauty Fashion and Catering Services, but we have merged and started this medium company in 2012 to accept bulk order. Ms. Sophy Bcoodstaan, one of the manager, learned needlework in a training centre. Then she started her business in 2004. Ms. Flory Fm Dawids, one of the manager, have two years experience as a teacher of high school and then she started her business in 2008. We guarantee your needs such as design, quality, quantity and services for products.

 

Products

  • Traditional dresses
  • Wedding gowns
  • Suits
  • Tracksuits
  • School uniforms
  • Overalls for men and women, etc

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Workshop

NDC Stalls, Kronlein, Keetmanshoop

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Shop

!Homs Ai NDC Stalls, Keetmanshoop

 

Company information

Owner and Manager

Ms. Sophy Bcoodstaan and Ms. Flory Fm Dawtds

Karas Women in Business

 

Employees

12 emplyees

Karas Women in Business

 

Office

Address: NDC Stalls, Kronlein, Keetmanshoop

P.O.Box 317, Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-2605388, +264-81-3075343

History

  • B & V Trading was started in 2004.
  • Flory’s Beauty Fashion and Catering Services was started in 2008.
  • B & V Trading and Flory’s Beauty Fashion and Catering Services have merged, and we started Karas Women in Business in September, 2012.

 

 

 

Category: Textile Products, Region: Karas

 

 

 

Karakul Wool Project

 

Our company is in Rosh Pinah which is known for mining town of zinc located in southern Namibia, close to the border with South Africa. We spin karakul wool into threads of many colors such as pure brown, light brown, black, gray and white. Our products are distributed to major agricultural co-operative, and then, finished products like carpets and rugs are produced by our karakul wool. In future, we would like to weave our own products such as rugs and carpets.

 

Products

  • Wool yarn
    • pure brown
    • light brown
    • black
    • gray
    • white

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Workshop

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Company information

Owner and Manager

Mr. Stefan Saayman

Employees

2 employees

Karakul Wool Project

Office

P.O.Box 834, Outapi, Namibia

Tel: +264-63-290072

Cell: +264-81-2391208

E-mail: stefan.saayman@exxaro.com

History

Karakul Wool Project was started in 2010.

 

 

 

Category: Weaving  Products, Region: Karas