Ama-La supports refugee women and their children in achieving independence through artisanal activity, in a pathway that comprises reception, integration and rebirth.
Craftsmanship as an instrument of emancipation
The ancient artisan knowledge, preserved by the Calabrian masters, is handed down to women refugees from different countries of the world, who have taken this opportunity to redeem from a difficult past to build a better future for them and for their children.
The products that you find in our store are created by Happy, Ilhaan, Majida, Harmony, Yaram, Amal, Ana who, in Camini, have learned to weave the ancient frame, sew, embroider, design clothes, scarves and accessories.
The proceeds of sales will help to give them work and support the cultural development of the territory.
“Waiting for the sun” is the new Ama-La scarves collection.
Testimonials and makers: Blessing, Yaram, Ana.
Music composed for us by Daniele Fabio.
Video editing by Francesco Cristiano.
Photos Credits Oreste Montebello.
Learn more about Ama-La and the difference you are creating:
Ama-La welcomes and accompanies the women refugees in a process of growth and formation towards autonomy, based on the increase of self esteem, of self-efficacy and self-determination to bring every woman to consciously appropriate their creative potential. Find out the difference you can make with your support for the life of Happy, Ilhaan, Majida, Harmony, Yaram, Amal, Ana.
Ama-La aims to have a sustainable impact at 360 degrees.
Ama-La products are created with a strong respect for Mother Earth: for this reason we use local materials, recycling and ecological techniques such as eco-printing and the colouring of steamed fabrics with the use of herbs, bark, leaves and flowers of the territory.
Ama-La is a project of the humanitarian organisation EUROCOOP Servizi Cooperativa Sociale (EUROCOOP Cooperative Social Services), and is funded with the contribution 8xMille of the Italian Buddhist Union.
The Ama-La website was created with the support of UNHCR and Intersos through the capacity-building and empowerment programme “Participation – Actions for the Protection and the Participation of Refugees”.
Project carried out with the support of the Pro Loco “Passarelli Rinaldo Sisto” Camini.
Support the project
You can support the project by purchasing our products from the store or by a free donation: