Our goal is to raise $5,000 by October 31, 2014! Help launch our business to empower moms and contribute now...
We focus on moms living in Ocean View, a community of about 30,000 people located in the greater Cape Town area. Ocean View is plagued with crime...including drugs, gangs, domestic violence and prostitution. This is a very challenging environment in which to raise a family!
These amazing mothers are working hard to change their circumstances and provide for their families, but they need just a little bit of your help.
You can make a big difference by contributing to this campaign. Please join us today and Empower A Mom!
We need to be able to begin creating all our products in early November to sell during the holiday season.
Seed money to launch our 2014 “Empower A Mom.com” product line…
- 2 new industrial sewing machines and an overlocker machine (in the past our business has used lower quality, borrowed, domestic machines)
- Local South African designer fabric (enough to showcase photos of throw pillows and bunting in each of our 8 new color schemes, along with a supply of fabric to get us started on initial orders)
- Other miscellaneous supplies (thread, needles, bunting ribbon, pillow fillers, etc.)
- Want to help? Give now...
If we are able to meet our goal of raising $5,000 by October 31st we hope to offer these fun products for sale by November 7th! Help launch our business to empower moms and contribute now..
2014 product launch - Here is a sneak peak of our much anticipated 2014 product line...expected to launch on November 7th, 2014
- Home Décor: throw pillows and bunting made with fabric from exclusive South African designers (in 8 color schemes and 5 fabrics in each color pallet)
- Babies: baby onesies with a “Chevron Africa”
South African Designer Pillows and Bunting - coming soon
Chevron Africa Baby Onesies - coming soon
Our 2013 product line featured the very popular Isaiah 61 bracelet and a stunning designs in leather bracelets that all featured an “Africa” charm.
Isiaha 61 Bracelet - purchase online
Earrings, necklances and leather bracelets - sold out
Our 2012 product line featured bunting with interchangeable felt shapes and baby onesies...
2012 Baby Onesies - sold out
2012 Bunting - sold out
In the past "Motherhood is Beautiful" has offered
everything from cooking classes and parenting tips...to
health information and counseling. Our program is continually
changing, to keep in step with the needs of our current
We have also taught the women both jewelry making and sewing skills. With these skills they have created the beautiful products you see featured above, which have sold online internationally.
Mentoring is at the heart of "Motherhood is Beautiful". The women meet weekly in a support group format where they can share openly about their journey and struggles.
They also participate in "Discovery Bible Studies," giving them an opportunity to read the Bible, discuss its meaning and talk about changes they want to make in their lives.
Marina van der Byl - Born and raised
South African, I am passionate about mentoring single
mothers in Ocean View, a disadvantaged township near
the tip of Africa.
We started this business to give women the opportunity
to provide for their families and become leaders in
their community. I also love to develop fun, creative
products that can be sold all over the world!
Julie Ostrand - As an American living
in South Africa with my family, I am honored to be
a part of what God is doing in this amazing country.
I love how God embraces us right where we are and
transforms our hearts...making something beautiful
out of our brokenness. We are so excited to walk the
journey of motherhood with these incredible moms!
2 ways to order...
- IN SOUTH AFRICA: Pick it up in person
or contact Marina
- ORDER ONLINE: Order
now online at Etsy by selecting a product below - secure
website (pay with a credit card or PayPal).
When you click on a product below...it
will take you to our online shop on Etsy (you will leave this
Note: New products coming soon!