- malagasy word for PRECIOUS
- of high price or great value; dear; beloved
- 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 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 for markets in North America and Europe.
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 developed countries 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!”
– Written by Alissa Shattenberg
Our Involvement with Sarobidy Creations:
Mark plans to help Sarobidy Creations increase sales and assist more women by reaching and selling to a wider audience.