seamstress Elina of Beaded Hope


Caring for her two daughters and two grandchildren in Phumelong, one of the poorest sections of the squatter camps in Mamelodi, Elina came to work for Beaded Hope quite unexpectedly. After delivering a food parcel to Elina we discovered that she was, in fact, a very accomplished seamstress. She made a few samples for us to take a look at and the rest, as they say, is history.