NanGo Grannies host African market

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Chapel Street will bear a strong resemblance to an African marketplace on Saturday (June 2).

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Chapel Street will bear a strong resemblance to an African marketplace on Saturday (June 2) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NanGo Grannies, part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, is hosting fair trade vendors of items made in Africa, handicrafts made by NanGo Grannies, a cafe and fashion shows of African inspired clothing.

Fabric and crafts from Uganda, toys and household items from South Africa, jewelry from Kenya, baskets, shea butter lotion, sandals, clothing and handicrafts, note cards and the clothing featured in the fashion show are available to purchase.

All items sold benefit either the Stephen Lewis Foundation directly, or women in Africa who receive a fair price for their goods, helping them to support their families.

Admission is by donation.

Since 2005, the NanGo Grannies have raised more than $85,000 to support grandmothers in Africa caring for their grandchildren as a result of HIV/AIDS deaths.