essay GIFTS is a Proudly South African company with a unique business model that brings you a collection of handcrafted gifts to consider, each with its own story of empowerment. Buy from our range and you directly better the lives of our artists, most of whom have no other income. We draw from the best of South African creativity and skills for our range of products to best represent your brand.

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When we met Geraldine four years ago, she was a shy and insecure 20-year-old girl. As a member of our standby team she helped with the cleaning and packing of products, but we soon recognized her talent and potential, and integrated her into our core team. Today she is a supervisor and provides financially for her child and extended family. Geraldine admits that the ...