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Ogongo Pottery Project

We are producing and selling pottery wares such as vases, cups and pots in the north of Namibia, Ogongo. Traditionally, the pottery wares have been widely used as commodities as well as gifts in our daily life and they are still popular among people in Namibia. They are also becoming popular as traditional decorations for people staying in the lodges in Namibia. These pottery wares are colored with natural red ochre from Ruacana which the Himba tribe applies on their bodies. The natural red ochre color blends well with the pottery clay color, which is one reason for its popularity. During the rainy season, the clay for pottery is unavailable and a ground hole used as a kiln is wet and unusable, so we make curtains and tablecloths instead.

 

Products

  • Pottery
    • Vases
    • Bups
    • Pots
    • Bowls
    • Photo Phrames, etc.
  • Needlework
    • Curtain
    • Table crosses
    • Bed covers, etc.

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Company information

Owner & Manager

Ms. Linea Kakonga

Ogongo Pottery Project

 

Office

Place: Ogongo

P.O.Box 7299, Ogongo, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-2044528

E-mail: ogongopotteryproject@yahoo.com

History

Ogongo Pottery Project was started in 1992 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Close Corporation in 2011.

 

 

 

Category: Pottery, Region: Omusati

 

 

 

Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre

 

Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre

Welcome to our Namibian heritage centre and traditional art craft shop, Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre. Our main attraction is a huge hollow baobab tree that have been used as a hideout, a post office, a chapel and military base. You can come into the baobab tree and find the tree was chapel. In craft shop, we are selling all handmade traditional crafts, baskets, pottery, accessories, wooden cups, etc. Our pruducts are made by 44 community members living in villages around Outapi. You will astonish our variety of hand made products. In addition, there is a camping facilities with braai and shower. Our historical baobab tree and wide varieties of traditional art crafts will become something to remember of your journey in Namibia.

 

Products

  • Handicrafts
    • Baskets
    • Pottery
    • Accessories
    • Wooden cups, etc.
  • Baobab tree heritage sight seeing tour
  • Camp site

 

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Shops & Workshops

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Company information

Manager

Mr. Gebhard Shiimbi

Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre

 

Member

11 committie members

2 emplyees

44 community members

Office & Shop

Place: Outapi

P.O.Box 15, Outapi, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-4384705

E-mail: obthc@iway.na

History

Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre was started in 2003 and registered as a heritage centre in 2009.

 

 

 

Category: Handicrafts and Accessories, Region: Omusati

 

 

 

Katima Craft Centre

 

Katima Craft Centre offers a truly unique selection of Caprivian artefacts. We carry handcrafted wooden sculptured items as well as a wide selection of pottery and woven baskets and other items. These artefacts allow you to truly celebrate the cultural heritage and diversity of the Caprivians. These handmade pieces of Caprivian artists are crafted by the leading African artists.

The major centre in Caprivi, the gateway to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and the Chobe National Park in Botswana, is Katima Mulilo. The proximity of the region to Angola, Botswana ans Zambia with their active craft industries, gives impetus to Caprivian artists and craftspeople. Caprivi pots and baskets are noted for their distinctive beauty and symmetry.

The art of the potter in Caprivi has evolved over time. Beautiful pots with spherical bodies and slender necks are created, often with intriguing patterns and interesting firing techniques, making them much sought after by collectors.

Products

  • Wooden sculptured items
    • Walking stick
    • Animals: elephant, rinos, hipos, giraffes, crocodiles, etc.
    • Face masks
  • Pottery
  • Woven items made by palms and grasses
    • Baskets
    • Trays
    • Table mats
    • Glass mats
  • Accessories such as bangles necklace
  • Drums

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Company information

Chair person

Ms. Patrick Shambwe

KATIMA CRAFT CENTRE

 

Community member

5 shop staffs

300 members

KATIMA CRAFT CENTRE

 

Office and Shop

Address: Katima Open Market

Tel: +264-66-252670, +264-66-252694

Cell: +264-81-2784445

E-mail: katimacraftcentre@iway.na

History

Established as an incorporated association not for gain in 1986.

 

 

Category: Handicrafts and Accessories, Region: Zambezi

 

 

 

Pots of Hope

 

Together we can reduce rural poverty, STOP gender based violence, and challenge HIV-related stigma and discrimination!

Who we are

We are an indigenous, rural Namibia based group of women and young people, specializing in potery of
the highest quality.

 

Products

We make the following products:

  • vases
  • tea sets
  • milk jugs
  • mugs
  • sugar bowls
  • garden pots
  • goblets
  • plates
  • ornaments, etc.

From our products you can live the dream of not only possessing earthenware and stoneware works
deeply rooted in the proud traditions and cultures of Namibia, but also experience the very essence
of owning original art work in its truest form.

All of our products are given a touch that goes beyond just making ceramics. Our dedication and
communication through our wares ensures that when you buy our products you get the best of Namibia’s
culture, while giving us hope and contributing to our empowerment.

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Company information

Chair person

Ms. Patrick Shambwe

Community member

300 member

Office, Shop & Workshop

Address: Kamanjab

P.O.Box 189, Kamanjab, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-1281141

E-mail: alexianaris@yahoo.com

Our approach

Pots of Hope works with the poor, the stigmatized and abused women and girls. Engaging them in a life changing and emotional healing dialogue that enables them to rediscover their potential, and then provide them potting skills for long them empowerment.

Our Aim

  • Improve the livelihoods of rural and urban communities in Kunene Region through pottery making.
  • Reduce rural poverty through pottery making.
  • To stop gender based violence and reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma in the Kunene Region and thereby increase the uptake of HIV and AIDS and TB related services and prevention.

Community dialogues creates an enabling environment for both men, women and custodians of culture,
firstly women and men alone then in a join group challenged the harmful cultural that makes men/women vulnerable to HIV and come up with solutions.

“As young man I believed that beating my girlfriend was the only way to resolve problems. But now I
see and understand things differently. Most importantly men are never part of empowerment programs.
I am happy and honored to be part of the powerful dialogues”. Kamanjab resident.

Youth

Youth of Kamanjab explore how different groups of young people are stigmatized for different behaviors and look at how judgment about young people link to HIV-related stigma. Below they are engaged in a group work exploring between language and stigma.

“Thank you very much for all you have been and did for me. You are my strength of pillar, my friend, sister, mother, everything.” A Pots of Hope teen.

Volunteer

Volunteers are encouraged to share their skills, knowledge with the children, youth women, and men of Pots of Hope.

Donate
Contributions such as educational/reading books, drawing books for children, crayons, old clothes and pottery materials. Financial contributions will be highly appreciated.

“Moulding pots has a therapeutic effect…”making pots gives me inner peace together as a group women, we can achieve great things and improve our lives and that of our community”. Kamanjab Lady participant.

 

 

 

Category: Pottery, Region: Kunene

 

 

 

Peneyambeko Pottery

 

We are producing and selling colorful, distinctive ceramic and pottery art pieces such as traditional pots, decorated ornamental pots, buckets in the shape of animals and vases. Our company was established in 1989 with the assistance from Rossing Foundation. Ms. Rauna Hiskia, the owner has 19 years of experience in the pottery business and has exhibited at  various trade fairs including local, Botswana for the annual SADC Trade Fair and Malawi, from where she won numerous awards.

 

Products

The products are either household or ornamental products and include:

  • Traditional pots, plates and cups
  • Decorated ornamental pots
  • Elephant and fish buckets
  • Flower pots and vases

All these are made in different colors and decorations.

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Company information

Owner and Manager

Ms. Rauna Hiskia

Peneyambeko Pottery

 

Employees

16 emplyees (Oct/2011)

Office

Address: Arandis, Namibia

P.O.Box 230, Arandis, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-3390533

History

Peneyambeko Pottery CC was started in 1989 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Close Corporation.

Vision

Ms. Rauna Hiskia has trained fourteen people and wants to train more. If many people master skill of pottery, it makes their income go up. In addition Namibian traditional culture will be keeped.

Mission

Peneyambeko Pottery’s mission is to offer consumers one of a kind ceramic and pottery art that is fun yet practical. Whether the ceramic and pottery items are placed in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, they will add colour, humour and character to the space.

Certificate of Achievement

Peneyambeko pottery has exhibited at various trade fairs including local, Botswana, Malawi, from where she won numerous awards.

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1997 Northern Namibian Trade Fair

2000 WIB-SADC FAIR 2000 & INVESTMENT FORUM

2001 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair

2002 WIB-SADC FAIR 2002 & INVESTMENT FORUM

2003 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair

2004 Women in Business SADC Fair in Gaborone, Botswana

2005 Erongo Trade Expo

2008 Eenhana Expo

2011 Made in Namibia Expo

 

 

 

Category: Pottery, Region: Erongo

 

 

 

Penduka

 

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By purchasing a Penduka product you do not just have a beautiful and unique product for yourself, but you also contribute towards a better life for women in Namibia.

 

PENDUKA IS THERE FOR YOU

By creating beautiful products. Goods you want to buy, because they are authentic and real. They make your house look more beautiful. They tell a story.

The goods are made from environmentally friendly materials. They are practical. And they are not mass products.

Penduka provides work to women in Namibia. This way the women and their families have an income and the downwards spiral of poverty can be broken.

You can see and feel all of this when you are in Namibia and you do a workshop led by Penduka women. When you are in the Penduka village and you grind mahango with a big wooden pestle. Or when you stay over after having listened to centuries-old stories that have been transmitted from mouth to mouth from generation to generation.

 

Products

  • On-site production plant
  • Embroidery
  • Batik
  • Pottery
  • Beads and jewellery
  • Wire and bead craft

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They work from home. The 550 Penduka members get the fabric they decorate with embroidery, delivered at home. The embroidery tells a story using typical imagery of the ethnic groups these women originate from. The women embroider their own life stories, centuries-old, orally transmitted stories, or any story that you would like to be told.

In Penduka’s sewing studio semi-finished products are turned into finished products by the members of Emily’s family. Emily is one of 110 Penduka women who has a permanent contract. In the sewing studio the fabrics are turned into storyboard pillowcases, duvet covers, place mats, tablecloths and bags. It is also the place where big pieces of batik cloth are turned into a finished product. In the batik department the fabrics are painted and decorated.

The glass unit consists of four deaf women.
They sort the glass and grind it into grit, melt it and cast it into glass beads. The glass beads can be bought individually. They are also used to make bracelets, necklaces and table cloth weights.

The glass that is used to make beads, is being collected from the local population. Empty bottles, glass pots, broken windows. Bush glass. Hotels in
the local area donate empty bottles, ensuring less glass is left alongside the road and in nature. In Namibia people don’t collect glass and you don’t pay a deposit on bottles.

 

Shop

1. Penduka Craft Shop

Erf 36, Goreangab, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia

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2. Craft Centre

40 Tal Street, Windhoek, Namibia

 

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For Louisa and other women it means that they get the opportunity to provide for themselves. They do that by enriching fabric, clothes, table- and bed linen and all sorts of accessories with traditional and personal embroideries. Collected and recycled glass is being melted and turned into glass beads.

Penduka’s collection is designed and produced using century old craft techniques. By using these techniques the women give their products an authentic and original character. By making these products the women tell a story and they keep their cultural traditions alive!

Louisa was born in Ovamboland, Northern Namibia, March 3 – 1961. She is married and lives nearby Penduka at Goreangabdam. Her husband is unemployed.

Through neightbours she heard about Penduka and decided to have a look. Penduka offered training opportunities to Louisa. She learned embroidery at Penduka in 1997 and still uses these skills, because she is the only one at home supporting her family.

 

Women can never be educated enough

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In Namibia, women like Cecilia are hardly educated at all. Penduka believes that women can never be educated enough. It is not only important for earning money, but also for their personal development. This development is vital for the independence of the women. It allows them to make their own plans for the future and that is what we call empowerment.

Penduka believes in training the trainers. Teachers train new teachers. Penduka women share their knowledge with newcomers. Penduka has educated women who teach English in their spare time. At the recently built Wake Up Montessori School in Windhoek, women are trained to teach children.

Penduka believes in bottom-up
development rather than top-down.
The women indicate themselves in what area more training is necessary. In one of the crafts Penduka employs to design and create their products. In health risks like tuberculosis and HIV AIDS. Or perhaps in management skills. This way women have the opportunity to develop themselves broadly in a variety of fields.

Each year, two of Penduka women go to Europe to transfer their skills to European women by means of workshops. They also to talk about their lives.

Born and grown up in Hereroland. Her husband looking for work came to Oros farm +/- 80 km from Otjiwarongo. Cecilia saw the women doing embroidery work, receiving material and training plus money from Penduka. There was not enough work for women at the farm, that is when she decided to join the embroidery group.

The money she earns from the embroideries makes her life much easier. She has her own money to spend on clothing, food, schoolmoney for the kids and transport. On top of that, Cecilia says that she likes embroidery work very much since she can share something of her own life with others.

 

Company information

Employees

70 employees (Dec/2011)

Office

Address: Erf 36, Goreangab, Katutura, Windhoek

P.O.Box 7635, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia

Tel: +264-61-257-210, +264-61-309-859

Fax: +264-61-251-445

E-mail: info@penduka.org

URL: http://www.penduka.com

 

History

Estaqblished in 1992, Penduka is a registered Welfare organization WO 116.

When Martha Muulyau was four years old, she was diagnosed with polio. As her back is badly curved due to scoliosis, she has often had to be operated on. Despite these operations, Martha is handicapped. She also wears a pacemaker. It isn’t that surprising that she was happy when she found a job at Ehafo, a project that helps handicapped people in Windhoek.

At Ehafo’s, Martha met Christien Roos. Christien came to Namibia to work for Ehafo after she finished her studies in the Netherlands. In 1992 Martha and Christien co-founded Penduka. They founded this organisation to help disadvantaged women to improve the standards of living for themselves, but also for their (extended) family and their immediate environment.

Penduka achieves this by staying close to the women and by allowing these women to earn a living by doing what they do best: making beautiful products. Penduka encourages these women to use their skills to provide for themselves.

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Martha comes from Omishe in Owambaland. She is one of Penduka’s co-founders. When she was diagnosed with polio at the age of four, she went to live with her aunt. Her mother already had three children of whom she had to take care.
Martha now lives at Penduka. She is a teacher and she helps making products for Penduka. Martha wants to build her own house in Katutura, Windhoek’s township. When she is older, she would like to go back to Owambaland. She would like to help the elderly that never managed to leave. Lots of young people move to Windhoek to find work. Their parents and grandparents need to find a way to provide for themselves. Martha supports her family with the money she earns. She pays the food and the tuition fees for her cousins, nephews and nieces.

 

 

 

 

 

About

Women in Namibia suffer from a low social status, which makes it difficult for them to find a job. As a result, the entire family lives in poverty. This vicious circle is often strengthened by a physical handicap or by diseases like tuberculosis and HIV AIDS. Penduka tries to break this negative circle by providing these women with work. This way they can support their families and as a result their social status will improve both within their family and within their local community.

Penduka is a non-governmental development organisation working with women in Namibia. Penduka is based in Katutura, the former black township of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

Penduka women make beautiful products. The type of products that you would like to put as an ornament in your house, or use on a daily basis. Products that will enrich your life. In addition the women are trained so as to be able to run Penduka independently and thereby provide for themselves.

A product for you is therefore an income for the women of Penduka. Not only that, but by buying products you also contribute towards financing Penduka’s educational- and health projects.

Penduka

  • provides work for about 660 women, 110 of whom are on a permanent contract and 550 of whom work as a so called member;
  • supports nearly a thousand tuberculosis patients in nineteen clinics;
  • was founded in 1992 and is not dependent on subsidies or donors;
  • organises exchange programmes between the Netherlands and other European countries;
  • gives out interest free loans and helps women getting loans for their studies or to buy a house

 

Project and Programs

Penduka fights tuberculosis

In 1998 Penduka set up a tuberculosis programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Health & Social Affairs. With this programme, Penduka encourages tuberculosis patients to finish their treatment by offering:

  • a free meal every day
  • distributing medication following the Direct Observation Therapy (DOT)
  • training in crafts making
  • counselling for TB/HIV AIDS
  • weekly health education sessions
  • a buddy system, to prevent relapse
  • five community gardens enable patients to cultivate their own food

Since August 2010 Penduka TB has supported 657 patients through a +/- six months successful pulmonary tuberculosis treatment.

Penduka in the informal settlements and rural areas.

Not all the Penduka women live at Penduka. That is why Penduka trainers visit the members in the informal settlements nearby and in the rural areas. Members are being trained in:

  • embroidery techniques
  • how to tell stories through embroidery
  • how to earn money and how to put it into savings
  • mother and child care
  • how to prevent themselves from contracting TB/HIV/AIDS

Women Get Going

Through radio broadcasting and posters, abused women get in touch with Penduka, where sharing and support brings relief and hope.

Loans

Many of the Penduka women have their own brick house, bought with interest free loans.

Design Workshops

Twice a year Penduka organises workshops in collaboration with young, local and overseas designers. Together they work on innovation and new products for Penduka. Penduka depends on sales of products to run the programme.
Association Penduka Multi- Cultural invites two Penduka women to visit The Netherlands every year. A special experience when you have never been abroad, or even out of your daily home situation. During the visit focus is on:

  • information sharing
  • exchange and extra work related training
  • meeting others
  • fundraising for a special Penduka need
  • organizing creative and cooking workshops

 

 

 

Category: Handicrafts and Accessories, Region: Khomas