Equality drives doll-maker

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What is your position?

Uthando Albany Doll Makers co-ordinator. A sewing and knitting group which donates dolls to South African orphans with AIDS or HIV.

Why do you do it?

What you contribute you get back 10 times, that’s my philosophy. Every life is equal and valuable and these children don’t ask to be born into poverty so we regard that as the core of what we do.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

It’s an outlet for creativity and using your valuable skills, it’s also companionship and the feedback you get. We work in a very casual environment and that is key to its success and makes it very enjoyable to be a part of.

What is your favourite memory from the role?

Any time you see photos or get feedback from the children in the field, that is really special. We often get emails and thank you cards from the children so that is what it’s about for a lot of people.

Tayler Neale

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