Comfio - Bahia Brasil
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This wonderful project takes us to Caubi, Bahia in Brazil. Most of the people living in this part of Brazil have African roots. Their ancestors were brought there as slaves. And in many places, it is until today totally evident, that the descendents of the slaves are still facing difficulties, mainly on the economic front.
The project Comfio has a very clear goal: the self-empowerment of women through the imparting of skills in sewing and embroidery. This is a space of creation and moreover, a place where women can reconnect with themselves as well as with the circle of women that emerges.
A space is born, where women can safely and in confidence connect with their own inner being and heart -- through the process of creation. In this way, they can find the power and stimulus to bring more freedom, awareness and abundance into their lives!
These women have already learned and experienced a lot together. As a result of their new skills, some of them now have new goals and dreams. The products have already been sold, which allows the women to feel much more relaxed and free!
How the Earth Dinner movement is going to contribute:
Currently, they are using a traditional sewing machine. A part of the sewing work is done by others, since the women don’t yet have overlock machines. With the support of the Earth Dinner movement, we aim to finance an overlock machine (3000 Brazilian Reais, 550 Euros), so that the women and youngsters of the project Comfio can feel even more self empowered and free in their creation!
A touching project that has already brought many sweet fruits. A project that wants to and will continue to grow and succeed! Together, let’s support these women with awareness of consumption, empathy and joy of playing a role in making the planet a better place!
Video of 2 of the Comfio women in Brasil: