The purse is engraved with the iconic Cycle of Good logo and is shower proof to keep everything inside dry. ‘Chuma’ means ‘wealth’ in Chichewa ( widely spoken in Malawi). Don’t we have a saying about saving all your pennies? Some of our recycled inner tubes have manufacturers writing or the odd puncture repair patch meaning no two glasses cases will ever be identical.
Pockets full of change, nowhere to put it when you get home? Our handy coin purse is just the thing. The Chuma is made from recycled inner tubes by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. This cute little zipped purse is perfect for keeping your coins and notes safe. Designed with convenience in mind, the purse is ideal for nipping to the shops for that pint of milk, for the little ones to keep their pocket money in or for keeping the bedside table tidy.
Measures: Length 12.5cm Height 9cm
Helping to end poverty in one of the poorest communities in the world. Currently employing 10 Malawian tailors full time, but with ambitions to grow this to a team of 100, they earn a good wage and can support their families, without any charity donations or handouts. Cycle of Good is the latest initiative to join a hub of social enterprises created by the charity over the past ten years. Situated in Chilomoni Township, Malawi, the enterprises together employ 500 people who have trained and worked to create businesses that fund a vital children’s centre. The centre provides early years care and family support to around 2000 vulnerable children at any one time. It’s a quiet revolution of skills building and economic growth in a country with no welfare state: if you don’t earn, you don’t eat. Cycle of Good builds on all of this amazing work to make something even more wonderful.
They now collect waste inner tubes and other products, ship them in their containers to Malawi and give them to the tailors who carefully craft useful and beautiful items. They also carefully source other Malawian made items, especially when they are made from recycled and sustainable materials. They ship all these amazing products back to the UK where they sell them to lovely people like you! The profits pay for them to send more containers to Malawi and all surpluses directly fund the work of the children’s centre. That is why they call it the Cycle of Good!