Tintsaba, which means 'mountains" in the local Swazi dialect, was created in 1985 to improve the lives of rural Swazi women. Tintsaba started with just 12 women, and, to date, has trained almost 900 women and exports its sisal baskets and jewelry to buyers around the world.
Training is the essence of Tintsaba. Today, nearly 1000 rural women receive training in literacy, business English, committee structure, health education and production techniques. A mobile homeopathic clinic serves rural groups and staff suffering from HIV/AIDS. Serrv began to work with Tintsaba in 2010.
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