Happy New Year!

01.01.19

Dear partners and supporters

We wish you a happy New Year – may joy and happiness follow you

We thank you for your partnership and support over the past few years and are looking forward to new adventures

Aurora’s year in a nutshell:

January

Aurora’s founders visited Sierra Leone and met with Aurora’s partners including the weavers in Brama Town, who are working with us in our Sweet Salone project

February

Weaving of a Sweet Salone pillow and blanket, designed by 1+1+1 underway, preparation for Design March 2018 underway

March

Sweet Salone products designed by 1+1+1 on display at Design March 2018

April

Villagers in Brama Town see the video Aurora made about the town’s weavers

May

And then they were four! Agnes joins Aurora’s office in Freetown

June

Fabric shopping in Malama Thomas Street Freetown for Sweet Salone dresses designed by As We Grow

July

Sweet Salone products for sale in Museum of Design and Applied Art, Iceland

August

We visited the two microfinance companies we have been supporting for the last few years

September

In Sierra Leone we have been looking for locally grown cotton for our Sweet Salone products, here we are in Samabendu, Tongolili seeing how the women spin the cotton

October

This fabulous team worked together in preparing for the re-opening of the Lettie Stuart Pottery School and Center

November

What a team! Musicians from Iceland, Sierra Leone and the UK jammed during the first Freetown Music Writing Week

December

The winners of the Kraumur Music Awards 2018

Visit from the Embassy of Iceland in Freetown

Visit from the Embassy of Iceland in Freetown

We are thrilled to share exciting news about our enduring partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland. Recently, we had the honor of hosting two Members of Parliament (MPs) from Iceland at our new office and shop. This visit was a wonderful opportunity...

Sweet Salone: Our Sixth Container Departs for Europe

Sweet Salone: Our Sixth Container Departs for Europe

We are thrilled to announce the departure of our sixth container to Europe, filled with Sweet Salone handmade items. This shipment marks a significant milestone for us and our dedicated community of artisans in Sierra Leone. As the dry season drew to a close and the...

Exciting News: Aurora Foundation’s Office Relocation!

Exciting News: Aurora Foundation’s Office Relocation!

We are thrilled to announce that the Aurora Foundation has successfully relocated to a bigger and better location! Over the past two weeks, our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition, and we are now fully operational and eager to welcome...