Moses Rombayi lives in Orange Farm together with his wife Bertha and his daughter Mercy Ciera (aged 6). On the 16th of May 2018, Moses’ youngest child, Bradley Elisha (less than 2 and a half years old) died under tragic circumstances after he accidentally got hold of rat poison. This tragedy has left a terrible and painful void in the Rombayi family.
One of nine children, Moses lost his mother at the tender age of 12 years old and this is when he became ill and contracted polio. Unfortunately, he did not receive timeous medical treatment but despite his disability he does not let this divert him from sharing his talent.
Moses has always had a very positive outlook in life and he decided to change his life, and in 2009 he moved to South Africa from Zimbabwe to start his career as a tailor. It was during these initial years that he watched fellow seamstresses where he learnt and developed his love for toys. Toys bring a smile to people’s faces and he wants to share this happiness with the world. He uses fabric which is donated to him and purchases authentic African inspired Shweshwe fabrics to give true authenticity. Each toy is uniquely unique and no two are the same.
Moses has created a Special Edition Unicorn dedicated to his son called the Elisha Unicorn. Elisha means “God of Salvation”. We have set up a gofundme account should you wish to donate. Here is the campaign link: gofundme.com/moses-rombayi
The newest edition to the range of toys is Fabric Painting Toys whereby, children can have fun and explore their own creativity in bringing colour to their truly unique toy. The African Safari animals come with 6 primary colour paints and the Unicorn has fluorescent paints.
Moses is very involved with the community and regularly runs training for tailoring at the Redeeming Hope for the Disabled Shelter in Lenasia, which is where he used to live.
His dream is to sell his toys globally and to take his family on a holiday to the UK. Every Christmas, Moses donates toys to charity in his quest to inspire the youth to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams, just as he did!