Since 2004 People in Need have been running a community centre with a protected workshop in the Karas region in the south of Namibia. The employees are mainly people whose families were impacted by HIV/AIDS and TBC, single mothers and people taking care of HIV/AIDS orphans. The aim of this development project is to reduce the social and economic impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Twenty percent of Namibia's adult population is affected by HIV/AIDS and more than fifty thousand children have lost their parents as a result. This is coinciding with a pandemic of TBC in the region. In the context of limited resources of the Namibian healthcare system, that situation leads to an increase in poverty and malnourishment. The WakeCenter protected workshop employs over 50 people. The craft manufacturing is a result of the traditional workmanship of the Nam and Bushmen tribes. The workshop thereby reinstates the half-forgotten traditional craftsmanship and allows the poor people of the Tseiblaagte slum earn a live hood for themselves and their families. The products of the Wake Centre workshop include toys, embroided ornaments and fashion accessories as well as jewelry made from ostridge eggs and beads. The income generated by the sales is used to pay the 50+ local members of staff and cover the production costs. The project, apart from operating the workshop, also focuses on assisting with arranging adoptions of orphans and their comeback to schools, assisting with applications for orphan pensions, providing after-school activities, offering psychological support to families and awareness-raising activities. Points of sale The Namibian craft made in the Wake Centre protected workshop is sold at most People in Need events (the One World film festival, happenings, special for various institutions or companies), as well as special occasions organized by third parties (music festivals, film screenings, fashion events). The People in Need also supply the goods to a range of shops. The on-line catalogue and e-shop are under construction.