One Day at a Time

Growing up as a child, my grandmother was a master storyteller.  It was always such a treat to listen to her fascinating stories – sitting by the fire at night roasting mealies.  One of my favourite was the story of tortoise and the hare.  I love the moral of this story and how it is so applicable to us at this pandemic time – that slow and steady wins the race.

Over the last few months as we’ve found ourselves grappling with working and schooling from home – this is what we’ve advocated for ourselves and our kids; take things one day at a time.  At times it seemed like there was no progress at all, but slowly we were moving on, fixing things on our website, improving our payment and delivery systems, updating terms and conditions and doing all the necessary spring cleaning to make sure it functions optimally.  There’s still more work to be done, but we’re happy with the progress – as some of our clients attest (see testimonial below).

More payment options

Besides using Payfast, which provides secure encrypted online payments and accepts Visa, Mastercard, Instant EFT and a variety of other options – we’ve also included Snapscan, a mobile payment solution for easy and safe payments using a QR code system.

On the products side, we have been thrilled with the collaborative work we did on food styling with Foakes Bakery.  Not only are we now able to showcase how we make our handwoven baskets, but we also help you envision what it will look like on your dinner table.  See top photo.

To enjoy these beautiful handmade wire bowls – visit our online store.

Till next month,

Nomaswazi Tinus
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts

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