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February 04, 2022
Valentine's Day is always special. Whether you're spending it with a loved one or a group of girlfriends, there's nothing better than celebrating a holiday that celebrates love.
However, finding the right Valentine's Day gift is hard. Getting something for loved ones is never effortless, and it's easy to procrastinate until the holiday is a few weeks or days away. But if you're starting to stress about whether you'll have something in time, don't worry.
Khutsala Artisans has last-minute Valentine's Day gifts that you can buy, knowing your loved ones will enjoy them. Even better, when you purchase an item from Khutsala Artisans, you don't just order a gift for someone you love. You also help spread love in Eswatini, Africa.
Every purchase from Khutsala Artisans—including last-minute Valentine's Day gifts—directly helps children in Eswatini. In this small country, Swazis are battling multiple issues, including hunger, an orphan crisis, poverty, and poor access to quality education.
While everyone in the country is devastated by these obstacles, Swazi children are impacted the most as they are too young to fend for themselves, and oftentimes, they get stuck in a cycle of poverty that continues for generations. Thankfully, Heart for Africa, a faith-based humanitarian organization working in Eswatini, receives orphans and vulnerable kids and cares for them in their children's homes.
It's at these homes that Swazi children get to experience a better life, a loving family, and the protection they deserve. However, providing and caring for hundreds of children requires money. Since its inception, Khutsala Artisans has helped fulfill this need by giving all its profits to the children's homes at Heart for Africa. That's why every purchase counts.
The profits help spread love to children in Eswatini. But if you want to know how that looks on a practical level, there's no need to fret. If you buy last-minute Valentine's Day gifts from Khutsala Artisans, the profits from your purchase will help provide five necessary things.
Many of the Swazi children that come to Heart for Africa are suffering from medical conditions. Sometimes, it's tuberculosis, extreme malnutrition, meningitis, or another debilitating sickness. Other times, it's HIV/AIDS, which is more prevalent in Eswatini than anywhere else in the world. However, with the profits from Khutsala Artisans, Swazi children can get the medical care and treatment they need.
The profits from your purchase also help provide food to Swazi children, which is a significant need in Eswatini. Research suggests that around 262,000 people in the country encountered high levels of acute food insecurity between June 2021 and September 2021—and the country is only home to 1.1 million Swazis.
Reports also suggest that this number will increase to around 317,000 people, primarily because of the pandemic, a bad agricultural season, and high commodity prices.
One of the things that many Swazi children don't have is a safe home with a loving family. More often than not, women in the country abandon their kids because they don't have the means to take care of them.
Around 58.9 percent of the rural population lives on less than US$1.90 per day, and Swazi women don't have access to many job opportunities. These issues force them to abandon their kids, but Heart to Africa is quick to take in every child that's placed with them through Social Welfare in Eswatini. And the money from Khutsala Artisans helps provide around-the-clock care and a safe, loving home.
Because poverty is such a problem in Eswatini, most children don't go to school. Their parents can't afford it, and they need their kids to help take care of the household.
However, Heart for Africa knows the value of having a quality education, which is why it sends all of its children to Project Canaan Academy, a school it created near its children's homes. This school is equipped with books, grade-A supplies, and excellent Swazi teachers—and Heart for Africa pays for all of these necessities using donations to the organization and the profits from Khutsala Artisans.
Every kid needs the opportunity to just be a kid. That's especially true for Swazi children, who don't get to have fun before they come to Heart for Africa. Thankfully, the money from Khutsala Artisans paves the way for Swazi children to own toys, games, stuffed animals, puzzles, books, and other things that aid in healthy child development through play. With Khutsala Artisans, Swazi kids finally get the chance to be kids.
Your purchase means a lot to children in Eswatini. And on Valentine's Day, you can celebrate love while also spreading love in a country that needs it most. All you have to do is buy your last-minute Valentine's Day gifts from Khutsala Artisans. For ideas, here are seven beautiful handmade pieces that are sure to put a smile on someone's face.
Whether you're having a girl's night or romantic dinner at home, the Charcuterie Boards are a great addition to your Valentine's Day plans. These beautiful boards are made from the bloodwood trees in Southern Africa.
When you cut one of these trees, they ooze a mesmerizing dark red colored sap that makes the tree look like it's bleeding. While that may sound creepy, it's truly remarkable and gives the Charcuterie Boards a unique, wonderful glow and finish.
Shop the Charcuterie Boards HERE.
When you're entertaining for Valentine's Day, you need to put your drinks somewhere nice, and the Beverage Chillers are a great option. This product contains handblown glass, and it's made by Ngwenya Glass artisans in Eswatini. Using it is also easy. All you have to do is add ice to the opening in the side and fill the chiller with your favorite cold beverage.
Purchase the Beverage Chillers HERE.
Maybe you're planning a date night for Valentine's Day and need some beautiful candles. If that's the case, Khutsala Artisans has you covered. The Swazi Candles (Set of 4) are authentic African decor.
The set comes with four candles that each have a different theme. For example, you'll get zebra, heart, cheetah, and giraffe-inspired candles. And together, they make an elegant and classic set.
Get the Swazi Candles (Set of 4) HERE.
Do you know someone who loves keychains? If so, the Heart Keychain is the perfect gift to buy. This item contains thousands of beads, and each one is a beautiful, vibrant red color. The keychain also comes with a silver metal charm that says Heart for Africa to remind you of the love you're spreading in Eswatini.
Buy the Heart Keychain HERE.
The Beaded Tulips are a beautiful gift to give someone. They contain thousands of beads that Swazi artisans string onto a wire before carefully wrapping them onto a flower frame. Each tulip is entirely unique since it's handmade. And this item is available in multiple colors, including red, white, pink, and sea moss. So give flowers that will last forever by purchasing the Beaded Tulips.
Shop the Beaded Tulips HERE.
The SwaziMUD LOVE Bracelet is excellent for someone who has your heart. Available in mirror black and dusty pink, this piece includes Khutsala Artisans' signature SwaziMUD beads, which are hand-rolled in Eswatini.
Each bracelet comes with a hammered pewter tag that has LOVE hand-stamped onto it. And these bracelets are easily stackable, allowing for a fun, layered look that anyone would love.
Get the SwaziMUD LOVE Bracelet HERE.
If you know someone who loves earrings, then the SwaziMUD Heart Earrings are the perfect item to buy. They contain SwaziMUD beads, which are hand-rolled and glazed in Eswatini, and the beads come in four different colors: white, pink, bronze, and brown. At the top of each bead, there's also a metal heart charm with an intricate design that's timeless and fun.
Purchase the SwaziMUD Heart Earrings HERE.
If you buy your last-minute Valentine's Day gifts from Khutsala Artisans, you can't go wrong. Whether you get jewelry, home decor, or a keychain, the recipient is sure to love their gift. And after you tell them the impact your purchase is making in Eswatini, their smile will grow even more.
Get your last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts from Khutsala Artisans to give the gift of love!
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