Saturday, May 19, 2012

Orlando Water Towers Soweto

Last Wednesday I went back to Zola, Soweto again to the house of the Shwe Shwe Poppis. I had such a good time and I wanted to help the ladies some more.

So I decided to sell the Poppis for them, and write on my blog about it again to get more info out on the web. The more people know about the Poppis the more they hopefully sell.

This project is near and dear to my heart and I really hope that they get bigger orders in, so more women can start sewing so more children of Zola will have food on the table!!

I went back with Khetho, my helper, so it was kind of a day out for her. She truly enjoyed to see how the women were sewing in that little house in Zola.

Now I have 2 huge baskets in my house with loads of Shwe Shwe Poppis, big and small and key chains to sell. And it is going well! Everybody likes to bring these unique handmade dolls home to their country of origin, since it is a truly "Made in Africa' gift!

So colorful, so cute!

I brought the ladies some lunch: Asian Coconut Fried Rice and some fresh pineapples for dessert.
I hope they will like it! They probably never had a dish like this :-)

On  the way back home I drove past the Orlando Water Towers and saw this rope bridge across the 2 towers and then I remembered that you can bungee jump from these towers.

Well, I am not sure if I would like to do that, but if you are interested, go to their website and check it out! For sure a thrilling and adventurous experience!! Adventure bookings is the company to go to.
Orlando Water Towers Soweto
The jump is 100 meters high! Do you dare??

Not me...

My next postings will be from Istanbul, I am arriving today!
Mireille xx


Bing said...

I'm sure the ladies had a very special yummilicious lunch that day. Great work you're doing! =)

Miss you!


P&B said...

Nice and interesting blog :)

city said...

nice idea.. thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mireille,
Just wanted to say - did you know that Shwe means 'gold' in Burmese? So those dolls are the Gold Gold Poppies if you translate the word shwe.

they are gorgeous! Zoë

Annie said...

How cool are those?! And what a great way to raise for a good cause!

Leah Maya Benjamin said...

For some reason I never saw this post, but I was checking in because nothing has popped up from you, hope everything is OK.

Annie said...

Mireille, I hope all is well. You haven't posted for a few months and that is not like you. Is all well? Just checking in, my dear friend. Missing you!

Christie said...

Hi! Found you through MomBloggers! I'm also an adoptive Mom!! I look forward to getting to know you!!

Legal Alien said...

Hi Mireille, I miss your blog.... you must be too busy to post. Helaas, helaas....Have a nice day...

Annie said...

Where are you Mireille? What happened to your beautiful blog full of beautiful pics? Did you redesign it on purpose? Are you taking a huge blogging break? I know i can see you on FB, but your blog is one of my all time favs!!

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