|About||Iris Arts Pemba is an arts project for 100 rescued widows. We partner with Jesus to see women's lives transformed through learning beautiful handcrafts.|
Iris Arts is a self-help project that gives a group of impoverished women of Pemba, Mozambique who are either widowed or abandoned, a place to be empowered by learning to create jewelry and art.
Our 107 women are being discipled and loved into new places of freedom and joy in their God-given identities, with a focus in realizing they don’t have to conform what society sees them as. The women in the program have learned special jewelry and art techniques. They have also received encouragement to be creative, and are producing jewelry in varieties of wire, beads, crochet, coconut shell plus making painted art pieces, decorating journals and making unique greeting cards. We offer these beautiful African handcrafts at our Iris Global Pemba base and through ordering via this page.
Through our Iris Arts project we have seen how God is turning ashes to beauty for these women and how their value, dignity and beauty are being restored as they come to hear from the word of God, while at the same time their needs are being cared for. They are feeling loved and their identity is growing as daughters of God.