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African Arts and Crafts Contact When African crafts and crafts shops are gone, who will fill the void?

When African crafts and crafts shops are gone, who will fill the void?



In a rural part of the southern part of Ghana, a woman named Donya Gokonye sells handmade clothes for her husband and three children.

She has been doing it for two decades. 

The day her business started, Gokinye’s husband, Zia, told her, “It’s my job.”

The family was poor, and Gokinya’s mother was working as a maid.

She worked six days a week, eight hours a day.

The family relied on her for a steady paycheck. 

After she got her husband a job, the women started buying clothing from local crafts shops.

She made clothes from scratch, and then sold them at the local market.

“It was a huge change for my family,” she said.

“It helped us survive.”

But now Goklinye has run out of money.

“We’re in a crisis,” she says.

Gokinye said she lost her business because the shops closed, and she and her children have been forced to work for subsistence.

For the last two years, Gkinye has been making clothes for a small company called Afrika-Africa (AA), which she founded with a friend.

She sells her handmade clothes at the markets and sells them for about $2 a piece. 

“People are starving here,” she told me.

“I can’t afford to buy my clothes at these prices.

I don’t have any money.”

Gkinyez says she has been out of work for three years.

She also sells her clothes at a nearby craft fair, and is desperate to find a buyer. 

She said she will not be able to stay in Ghana anymore, and her business is in danger. 

Gokline has two other children and is unable to afford to feed them. 

Her husband is in jail, and no one knows how long he will be in jail.

She doesn’t have money to pay him. 

AA’s owner, Mwanah, has not spoken to Gklinye or her children.

‘It’s not about the money’It is not about money, Mwaiza told me during an interview.

I want her to be able for her children to have their own place, he said. 

Mwanah told me he has spent his entire life working as an artisan, but now he has no one to work with.

He and his family have to share the burden of the family’s financial difficulties. 

A family of five people needs $1,000 a month to pay their rent. 

‘This is a big issue for me’ The Afrika Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization, estimates that about 90% of the families in the country live on less than $1 a day, which is barely enough to feed the children. 

Africa’s poverty rate is double the World Bank’s estimate of the rate in the developed world. 

Some of the worst-affected communities are those where the food supply is not enough to support the people, or where food prices have risen by 50% or more in the past two decades, according to the Afrika Foundation. 

One family is the Mafakas, which means “little children.”

Mafakha is a mother of four children.

Her eldest is seven years old.

Her youngest child is six years old, and his mother is working at the family-run sewing machine factory. 

All of her children are in school, but they have not yet been able to get jobs.

“They’ve never had to go to school,” Mwaizas said.

Mwaiza said her husband has been locked up for several years.

“He’s not in prison,” he said, “but he is in a cell.” 

“This is not a luxury we can afford.”‘

It feels like it’s not my job’ I asked Mwaize why his business is not thriving. 

He told me that in the last few years, his shop has been sold to an owner who is not qualified to sell there.

He said that his children are hungry and cannot afford to take care of them.

When I asked Mwawi why he had to sell his business, he replied, “We can’t survive this.” 

‘We don’t want to sell our house, but we have to’ Mwaiza says his two oldest children, Mwane and Mwanga, are hungry. 

They can’t go to the market because the weather is bad. 

I tried to talk to them about buying clothes for their school.

They said they could not afford it. 

 The Mwambu people in the northern part of South Africa are one of the poorest groups in Africa. 

Their people live in a harsh and inhospitable environment, and

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