FCC Partners with RecycloCraftz
by Rick Tipton
RecycloCraftz is a fair trade, 501 C3 charity based in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. The organization's artisans recycle castoff materials and make them into handbags and more. But RecycloCraftz is more than just their products. The program actively works to make an economic, educational, and eternal difference in the lives of the impoverished men, women, and youth the our program. RecycloCraftz does this through vocational training, literacy development, and discipleship programs in Zambia.
RecycloCraftz was started in 2008 while founder, Tracy Murray, and her family of nine were living in Zambia as missionaries. Through a prayer partnership, she traveled into one of the numerous ghetto slums near her home and was shocked to find a large group of struggling Zambians in the capital city of Lusaka living on less than $2 a day. Someone suggested she start a handbag ministry to help. Tracy, after prayer and conversation with her pastor’s wife, began what is now RecycloCraftz.
Twelve years later RecycloCraftz has a retail store on Mellwood Avenue in Louisville and is currently focusing on providing COVID relief in Lusaka. The organization is expectantly waiting to see how God is going to open new possibilities of hope for a better tomorrow in Zambia.
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