WELCOME TO MAMAFRICA
Mamafrica Designs is a non-profit organization based out of Bukavu, located in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Our mission is to change the lives of the women and the future of the children that have been most affected by conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. We take a holistic approach to creating this change by providing education, healing arts programs and economic opportunity. This fosters self-empowerment, community and sustainability for the women and will ultimately result in generational change. Our programs reflect the basic premise that when women have equity, nations and the world become more secure. Take the next step…
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
Our cause goes beyond the fabric. When you invest in a product handmade by the women of Mamafrica you are giving the mamas a chance at a life they have always imagined. A chance to send their children to school to receive an education, a chance to feel strong and beautiful, and a chance to gain independence. Mamafrica is a safe haven for these women to regain belief in themselves, express their voice and collaborate with one another. We take a holistic approach to change and believe that when you invest in a woman’s life, she can move mountains. Each fair-trade item is handmade in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the artisans of Mamafrica. In a region where 85% of women are unemployed, we believe that creating sustainable employment opportunities can impact generations. We source our materials and supplies locally in Bukavu, DRC to support the continual growth of the local economy and to cut down on our carbon footprint.