The Gypsy Teacher

Omaha, Nebraska · 9 Sales


The Gypsy Teacher

Omaha, Nebraska 9 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to The Gypsy Teacher's shop - full of unique, handmade treasures from the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa! All items have a special story to tell!


Last updated on Dec 9, 2017

Welcome to The Gypsy Teacher's shop - full of unique, handmade treasures from the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa! All items have a special story to tell!

Allie Elliott

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Allie Elliott


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Allie Elliott - Teaching, Loving, and Serving in Tanzania, East Africa

I am a missionary and volunteer teacher in Tanzania, East Africa. This is my fourth year teaching, loving, and serving the people of Tanzania! I consider Tanzania home, being sent by God for His plan and purpose!
I teach at a Christian International school, with students from all around the world in my classroom. I love engaging them in hands-on learning, and also sharing the love of Jesus with them! I also have the opportunity to work alongside some incredible Tanzanian teachers, and thoroughly enjoy building relationships with them!
When I'm not at school, I am able to visit village churches and encourage and pray for the Tanzanian people. Their faith and joy encourage me, and I'm blessed to share God's heart with them.
Serving here in Tanzania is a great honor, and I am thankful God has called me to such a beautiful place. There's no where I would rather be!
I am a volunteer teacher and missionary here, and raise support to continue my mission here. One of the ways I am raising funds is by handpicking beautiful, handmade items to showcase here in my Etsy shop! All the items I sell are unique and are handcrafted by the incredible people of Tanzania. It is a joy to partner with local people and organizations to bring you their beautiful handiwork!

Shop members

  • Allie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Teacher, World Traveler, Baker, and Crafter. Lover of all things vintage, bohemian, thrifty, and romantic.

Production partners

  • Maasai Market

    Arusha, Tanzania

    The curators at the Maasai Market in Arusha make beautiful items to sell!

  • Mama Christine

    Arusha, Tanzania

    She creates these incredible drawstring backpacks! I especially love her attention to detail, with the leather corners and beautiful fabrics!

  • Mama Esther

    Arusha, Tanzania

    This mama sells beautiful items at her stall in the Maasai Market in Arusha! She is always full of joy and easy to partner with!

  • Neema Crafts

    Usa River, Tanzania

    Neema Crafts creates high quality, unique designs in Tanzania! They make beautiful bags, blankets, and gifts!

  • Priska

    Moshi, Tanzania

    Mama Priska is a fabulous seamstress who works hard to create beautiful things! Her handiwork is impeccable, and she focuses on the quality of every piece she makes!

  • Shah Leather

    Moshi, Tanzania

    Shah Leather produces high quality leather goods. They hand make the items and each one is unique! They are an established name in Moshi for great leather items!

  • Shirikisha

    Moshi, Tanzania

    Shirikisha is an organization dedicated to working with deaf people and other individuals who want to make a change in their lives and the lives of others. Their work is beautiful and impeccable!

  • The Binti Project

    Moshi, Tanzania

    Binti means daughter in Swahili. The Binti Project focuses on rescuing, restoring, and rehabilitating daughters of the King! They teach them how to sew, and more. These items are made with lots of love and care!

  • Union Coffee

    Moshi, Tanzania

    Union Coffee grows and roasts the coffee right on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania!

  • Womencraft

    Arusha, Tanzania

    Womencraft is a company based out of Arusha dedicated to create beautiful baskets woven with fabric. Their designs are magical and their handiwork is impeccable!

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