Updated: Nov 26, 2021

The World Market Holiday Shop is at the Capawock Theater again this year, open from 10am to 6pm everyday until Christmas. Six local women are selling crafts that support women’s economic development in Haiti (Empowered Haiti), Tanzania (Maasai Partners), Palestine (Olive Branch Fair Trade), India (Invisible World & Her Future Coalition), Latin America (Ama Nomad), and Zambia (our own African Artists Community Development Project). We work hard to bring opportunity to some of the most neglected communities in the world, and to make it easy for people here to buy handmade holiday gifts that spread the wealth.

The AACDP stand features Zambezi Dolls from Zambia, Kikoi cloth & Kanga cloth with Swahili proverbs from Zanzibar, sterling silver Tuareg jewelry, African trade bead jewelry & keychains, and small Guinea hen sculptures from Victoria Falls Craft Market. We will be adding a selection of baskets and small carved animals as soon as the shipment comes in.

Come see the magic and feel the love!

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Updated: Nov 26, 2021

We are so excited to have our website up and running! Our online SHOP has a great selection of Zambezi Dolls, and now is a perfect time to purchase this unique item for someone special. Featuring five skin tones representing the diverse peoples of the world, these dolls are hand crafted by mothers of children with disabilities at the Mama Bakhita Cheshire Home in Livingstone, Zambia. Each doll is made entirely of natural fiber; the skin is 100% cotton jersey, the hair is 100% wool and the clothing is made from traditional cotton chitenge cloth. Zambezi dolls are soft and huggable, good for the environment and good for the heart. Stylish or funny, dark or light, Zambezi Dolls are perfect friends for children of any age.

Zambezi Dolls are very collectible, and make great Christmas gifts and birthday gifts. You can purchase Zambezi Dolls at our web shop, and also in person on Martha's Vineyard at Capawock Theatre, Main St., Vineyard Haven.

Profits from the sales of Zambezi Dolls go directly back to the Mama Bakhita community. The Zambezi Dollmakers are rightfully proud of their product and of the help they are providing for their families and neighbors. Click the video below to see and hear them joyously at work.

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Reforestation is Part of the Curriculum

Emmanuella Oykere is in her second year at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, studying community development. She is committed to working with communities in rural areas of Ghana to improve economic and agricultural practices and is studying hard to gain skills to implement these goals.

She has just sent me her grades for last semester, and they are even better than last term: five As and one B!

She is just one of our students in Ghana and Zambia who have American sponsors supporting their efforts to improve their own and others' lives.

Three new students form Zambia seeking sponsorship to study agriculture, electrical engineering and education. We will be showcasing these eager prospective students and hoping to find good people who will help them also receive an education that can dramatically increase their economic opportunities.

Stay tuned.

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