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LWF Assembly Logo Pin, Support Zimbabwean Women's Handiwork
pins imprinted with the LWF Tenth Assembly logo represent a
special sign of "Healing for the World."
Elisabeth Lunga or Margaret Majo painted these ornamental pins made
from a bottle cap. They met in the early 1990s in a home economics
course organized by a social worker in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
An instructor noticed the women’s artistic talent and encouraged
them to start decorating bottle tops.
each cap, apply several layers of paint, including the base and
background color, paint the artwork, apply varnish, and attach the
pins to the bottle tops—their full-time occupation!
ornamental pins are a symbol of partnerships in the Lutheran
communion that are aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty through
sustainable development—from rural agricultural projects to small
businesses in urban areas. The women’s work is supported by
Zimbabwe’s Lutheran Development Service (LDS), a recently
localized operation of the LWF Department for World Service. The LDS
now operates as a related organization of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ). The ELCZ has 110,000 members. It joined
the LWF in 1963.
in different colors bearing the LWF Tenth Assembly logo are
currently being distributed throughout the communion. They will be
made available in Winnipeg.
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