Elgin, IL (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
Animal prints are hot this season for home décor and for holiday gift giving. Children love the African animal-inspired pillows from Haba Na Haba that help other kids, too. Haba Na Haba's pillow covers featuring contemporary designs based on traditional East African patterns and style, including a variety of elephant, rhino, zebra, cheetah, and giraffe patterns. Haba Na Haba's products are produced by small women-owned businesses in Tanzania that train young adult orphans trade skills. Retail prices are $25.00 each of which $5 goes directly to support educational and healthcare initiatives at the Green Door Orphanage in Tanzania. All products are available online at Haba Na Haba.
Founded by Tanzanian Grace Ndunguru and American Beth Peterson, Haba Na Haba was created as a way to help young Tanzanian teens who often find themselves homeless and without hope for school, jobs or training. Haba Na Haba supports companies that offer training and jobs to these young adults in an effort to break the poverty cycle and provide a future for orphaned teens of whom would otherwise have little hope for a prosperous future. To qualify as a trading partner, these Tanzanian companies must pay fair wages and not hire children. Haba Na Haba also works with these Tanzanian companies in quality standards, design, and good business practices. A portion of profits also goes to support education and health programs for younger orphans who have lost their parents to AIDS.
"By providing skill training, health education, and an opportunity to sell their goods, we hope to help these young adults learn a trade that will empower them to support themselves, break the poverty cycle and lead healthy and productive lives," said Peterson.
Haba Na Haba will continually feature on their website new types and styles of Tanzanian products from like-minded manufacturers. In addition to supporting existing businesses with this business model, Haba Na Haba also directly trains young adults in trade and business skills and donates part of its profits to support other AIDS orphan and AIDS health programs in Tanzania.
About Haba Na Haba
"Haba na haba, hujaza kibaba" is a Swahili proverb that translates to "Little by little, fills the pot." Haba Na Haba's mission is to help empower at-risk young AIDS orphans, one by one, little by little, to learn trade skills in hopes of becoming self-supporting and lead healthy, productive and happy lives.
For more information, phone 847-931-9375 or 888-439-9375.