What We Do
We are a multi award winning social enterprise focusing on sustainable economic empowerment, skills development and community transformation.
WE ARE PROUDLY AFRICAN. WE ARE LOVINGLY MADE IN EAST AFRICA.
We create economic opportunities for artisans in communities,
where livelihoods and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.
We bring bold and contemporary collections of African inspired
and handmade products to the world to tell our story, create conversations and change the narrative of Africa.
We connect artisans to international markets leaving behind an infrastructure
that continues to support artisans long after the incubation.
Peace building requires opportunities for individual agency and community-centred development. Thus, we provide a platform for artisans to engage in dignified work, helping eradicate a charity mindset and providing opportunities supporting agency and local ownership.
In Burundi, we predominantly work with groups of women and youth (aged 18-25) from impoverished communities. Given the large numbers of refugees that fled from 2015-17 from Burundi, we began working with refugees in Uganda.