Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
In a remote refugee camp, South Sudanese women keep tradition alive by hand-embroidering sheets and pillowcases.
744 backers pledged SEK 470,037 to help bring this project to life.

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 10 or more About $1

    Donation

    Help South Sudanese women launch their business!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    79 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 200 or more About $21

    Sponsor a milaya artist

    We will send a digital card showing that you supported the women in Bidibidi. You can keep it or send it to a friend! It includes a gorgeous portrait and a small bio of the milaya creator who will benefit from this project. More than 80 percent of refugees in Bidibidi are women, many of whom were widowed in the war and are raising their own children along with orphans and relatives' children.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    53 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 233 or more About $24

    Set of 3 postcards

    A medley of portraits and milaya designs to mail a friend.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 postcards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    100 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge SEK 238 or more About $25

    Sponsor a milaya artist for Mother's Day

    We will send a digital card to the mom in your life on Mother's Day (May 12) letting her know that you supported the women of Bidibidi in her honor. It will include a gorgeous portrait and a small bio of the milaya creator who will benefit from this project. More than 80 percent of refugees in Bidibidi are women, many of whom were widowed in the war and are raising their own children along with orphans and relatives' children.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 138 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 467 or more About $48

    Milaya poster

    A poster of a milaya and its maker.

    See instructions in the project description to choose from three different options.

    Includes:
    • Poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 23 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 2,375 or more About $246

    PRE-ORDER single pattern milaya

    Be the first to get a single-pattern milaya made by the funds raised by this Kickstarter.

    This will be the inaugural product designed for The Milaya Project, and will feature new patterns and locally sourced materials.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 37 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge SEK 4,205 or more About $435

    Signed, limited-edition print

    A numbered print of a milaya and its maker signed by photographer Nora Lorek. Taken on assignment for National Geographic in Bidibidi refugee camp. Each print is one of only 20 that will ever be printed.

    See instructions in the project description to choose from the five available.

    Includes:
    • Limited-edition print
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge SEK 789 or more About $82

    PRE-ORDER Milaya pillowcase

    Be the first to get an embroidered pillowcase made by the funds raised by this Kickstarter.

    This will be the inaugural product designed for The Milaya Project, and will feature new patterns and locally sourced materials.

    Includes:
    • Milaya pillowcase
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge SEK 1,401 or more About $145

    Milaya pillowcase

    We designed a limited-number of prototype throw pillows embroidered with traditional trees, birds, and flowers.

    See instructions in the project description to choose from four colors.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Milaya pillowcase
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 19 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge SEK 2,803 or more About $290

    Single pattern milaya

    A single-pattern milaya to use as a bedspread, table cloth, or wall hanging.

    See instructions in the project description on how to pick your milaya.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Single pattern milaya
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge SEK 4,205 or more About $435

    Double pattern milaya

    A milaya with two large embroidered designs to use as a bedspread, table cloth, or wall hanging.

    See instructions in the project description on how to pick your milaya.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Double pattern milaya
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 9 backers
    SEK

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.