On Thursday I watched a video of three bloggers (Mummy Barrow, The A Residence and Mammasaurus) who have gone over to Tanzania to investigate the way in which donations to Sports Relief last year have impacted on the lives of women and families in the country.
To celebrate International Women's Day today Tanya, Annie and Penny have been visiting female entrepreneurs and investigating the Lasting Change for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa.
The update video that I watched discussed various women that the Team Honk team had met during the day, however the one which captivated me was Claudia (who Annie talks about at 2:53 ). I immediately signed up for a digital postcard from the team and when I received it and the accompanying story, I was really pleased to find out it was about Claudia!
Claudia is an inspirational 54 year old mother and grandmother who, with support from The Gatsby Trust has turned a her hobby of soap making into a profitable business. A year ago when Claudia first starting receiving support for TGT she was producing 20 litres of liquid soap a month, selling to friends and family. Now, just one year on Claudia produces 3,000 litres per month, employs two people and she not only sells to friends, family and local community but also supplies products to hotels and shops. Claudia, like the other women we've been meeting on our trip, spends time training other women both locally and in further afield.
This is a video of Claudia chatting to the team about how the funding from The Gatsby Trust (and Sports Relief) helped her expand her business.
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