WELCOME TO MAMAFRICA
Mamafrica Designs is a non-profit organization based out of Bukavu, located in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. MamAfrica’s mission is to empower women and families most affected by conflict in eastern DRC by creating stable jobs for women, offering skils training, and comprehensive support services. We believe in fostering economic self-sufficiency and investing in female leadership.
Invest in a life. Every dollar makes a difference, allowing us to expand capacity and offer our programs to more and more women who are seeking support and change.
By making a Mamafrica purchase, you directly impact the artisan, improving the lives of their family and supporting the economic growth of the community.
Would like to know more about Mamafrica, our programs, Democratic Republic of Congo, and why we do what we do? Great! It’s our passion to share . . . and we have a lot to say.
If you are the type of person that wants to get involved and volunteer your time, we would love to connect. We have intern opportunities both in the United States and Democratic Republic of Congo.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
In 2014, we challenge you to give the gift of empowerment by donating to our campaign on Global Giving. Each donation enables us to enroll new woman into the Mamafrica fair-trade entrepreneurship program. The women who have been displaced to Eastern Congo do not have skills that are viable in this area. This program allows them to learn a new vocation, earn a fair and just-wage, provide for their family, drastically changing the trajectory of their future. 100% of the money donated goes to the program.Change is possible and you can help. Donate in a loved-one's name, or simply from the love in your heart.JOIN NOW
PRODUCTS WITH PURPOSE
Mamafrica invests in the economic livelihoods of its artisans through employment and job-skills training. The Mamafrica difference extends beyond our decision to invest in Congo. While the transformative impact of skill development on marginalized populations must not be understated, this impact means little if it does not translate into income-generating activity. In Bukavu, high unemployment rates ensure that many skilled individuals lack access to consistent sources of income. Mamafrica seeks to combat this problem by equipping our artisans with economically empowering skills and enabling them to put these skills to work for themselves and their families.