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What is Amina’s Gift?

Amina’s Gift is a not-for-profit organization located in North Carolina that purchases crafts from local artists in Zimbabwe and then resells them. This employs the local artists, who then can support their families. Your purchase of art helps to provide funding for African children who need basic daily necessities like food, clothes, and shoes. Purchases also help to pay for school fees, and transportation to local medical clinics.

Amina’s Story and the Start of Amina’s Gift Program

Amina’s Gift was started by emergency room physician, Terrence Brayboy, MD who graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC in 1986. Amina was a young girl whom Dr. Brayboy met in a Zimbabwean village when on a trip to donate supplies. Amina was extremely sick and unable to walk without great difficulty. Upon receiving a new pair of shoes from Dr. Brayboy, it was the grace and gratitude with which she received the shoes that struck him. To honor Amina, Dr. Brayboy started the nonprofit organization “Amina’s Gift” to support children in Africa.

Meet the Artists

Percy Kuta, Sculptor

Percy Kuta is a Zimbabwean Sculptor Inspired by Nature. Percy Kuta has been a sculptor for over 20 years and currently resides in the well-known artist community of Tengenenge, Zimbabwe.

David Chirisa, A Wire and Bead Artist

David Chirisa was born and raised in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe on February 16, 1991. He discovered his passion for creating intricate designs with wire and beads at an early age. His extensive selection of beaded art includes beaded rams, keychains, owls, leopards, giraffes, and more.

Angeline Masuku, Master Weaver

Angeline Masuku is a master weaver from the Zulu People of South Africa and is a resident of the traditional village of Hlabisa. She started weaving at the age of eight and over the years it was immediately clear to her family and various collectors that Angeline had exceptional technical skill. Zulu basket weaving is a tradition that has been passed down from grandmothers and mothers to daughters for generations.

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