Can greeting cards change lives?
We believe they can.
It starts with our cardmakers – young adults orphaned by disease in Rwanda.
On any given day at CfA, our craft room is a bustling atmosphere. Sitting amongst several wooden tables, dozens of staff are smiling, concentrating, discussing, gluing, tracing, bending wire, and laughing. Many art supplies are sprawled across the tables. It is cool in the cement building, a comfortable retreat from the warm African sun outside. The faces are happy, the atmosphere is friendly. Every cardmaker has a story of personal triumph to tell that contributes to this unique setting. You can read some of their stories here.
Every one of our crafted cards is carefully made by hand, is signed on the back by the cardmaker, and incorporates handmade paper which is made by recycling office waste. This makes our cards environmentally friendly, and ensures that we have a large range of colours and textures of paper to work with.
At Cards from Africa we are restoring hope to those who are barely surviving, offering well-paid employment to those who need it the most. We provide a stepping-stone for our cardmakers to transition easily to another career or start their own business someday. We provide them with fair trade work that truly embodies better lives.
The story continues with you, sending one of our creations to a loved one, and in turn delivering …
Delight. Encouragement. Joy. Hope.
Can greeting cards change lives? More than we ever imagined.
And you can join us.