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Note from shop owner Our shop is currently closed! Proudly South African...Our products are hand-sewn by mothers in Africa working hard to provide for their families. When you buy EmpowerAMom.com hand-made products, YOU create jobs in Africa and empower moms.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2015

Our shop is currently closed! Proudly South African...Our products are hand-sewn by mothers in Africa working hard to provide for their families. When you buy EmpowerAMom.com hand-made products, YOU create jobs in Africa and empower moms.

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About EmpowerAMom

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Empower A Mom

About the Program

"Motherhood is Beautiful" is a holistic program in South Africa created to empower at-risk mothers through mentoring, skills development, and job creation.

JOB CREATION: "Empower a Mom.com" is the brand name of the beautiful products made in our job creation program.

MENTORING: 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.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: 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 mothers.

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.

Shop members

  • Julie Ostrand


    Julie, originally from Nebraska, now lives in Africa! She started "Motherhood is Beautiful" because she is passionate about empowering moms and creating jobs. She gets excited when she sees God's love changing lives!

  • Marina van der Byl


    Born and raised South African, I am passionate about mentoring single mothers in a disadvantaged township near the tip of Africa called Ocean View. We started this business to give women the opportunity to provide for their families.

  • Tesna

    Maker, Seamstress

    Tesna loves to travel, meting new people, read, swim and listen to music. Making bracelets gives her hope and an income to take care of her child and herself. It keeps her mind busy and helps her to focus on doing something good!

  • Diane

    Maker, Jewelry Maker

    Diane loves helping others, visiting with people, listening to music, and cooking. Making bracelets makes her feel positive. She says, "I never thought i would be able to do it, and I have proved to myself I can!"

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2014
At Motherhood is Beautiful we believe in beauty! We are passionate about delivering a beautiful product to you…while you deliver the beauty of hope to mothers in Africa!

With our EmpowerAMom.com job creation program, we offer beautiful hand-made products…made in an inspiring, life-giving work environment. We want this process of beauty to translate to you through the product itself, our excellent service and our outstanding communication.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All items are assembled by mothers in Africa and some variations may occur (the product you receive should be very similar to what you see in the product photos - materials may vary slightly depending on inventory available).

I am happy to refund for any item which you are not happy with and wish to return (but all postage costs will have to be met by the buyer).

All items will be well packaged and therefore we will not be held responsible for any delays, damage or losses occurring in the post which are out of our control.
We accept credit card payments (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express), along with Pay Pal payments.
All items are shipped within 1-2 weeks of purchase.

Postage cost is for standard air mail and will include a tracking number but no insurance. If you would like insurance, please convo me.

Motherhood is Beautiful and EmpowerAmom.com is NOT responsible for packages delayed due to postal carrier, inclement weather, employee strikes, natural disasters, holidays or customs delays. Shipping costs are calculated based on the weight of the item, shipping rates and packaging materials. *If you are concerned about your order arriving for a certain event please send me a message with a date you are hoping to receive your order by.
Additional policies and FAQs

BRACELETS: These are not a toy. Please keep away from small children and babies.

BUNTING: Please be aware when hanging your bunting to keep it at a level safely out of the reach of children and away from naked flames.

Custom orders available and swatches for larger quantities can be sent. Also discounts can be applied for volume orders.