WE ARE LOVINGLY MADE IN EAST AFRICA.
Kaz’O‘zah partners with various organizations with the mission of improving the livelihoods of local communities by bringing its expertise in economic empowerment to the forefront of social impact.
Working hand in hand with organizations operating in the health energy or education sectors, Kaz’O‘zah designs economic empowerment programs relevant to the beneficiaries living on less than $2 USD per day with the goal of increasing their income to $5 USD per day after 6 months.
We collaborate with existing local NGO’s to train beneficiaries in business and entrepreneurship through fashion and product design. Beneficiaries are trained in a product design skill (sewing, shoe making, or branded paper packaging) and financial literacy (basic business, entrepreneurship, savings and loans) in 20 days.
After graduating, artisans form fashion groups within their community where they meet weekly, with the Business Support Facilitators, to record their weeks income, investments, and savings. Within these groups artisans can take a small business or personal loan, which they then pay back to the group within a timeframe and interest rate decided on by the group.