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They Never Expected This

They Never Expected This

In July, Zawadisha did something that no one expected. We opened a retail shop in the available space adjacent to our office in Maungu. In a matter of days, the team cleaned, painted and stocked the shelves. Flyers circulated among the surrounding villages, and on the morning of the first day a line of local women waited for the doors to open.

Planting The Future 🌱

Planting The Future 🌱

Our commitment to planting trees goes beyond offsetting our environmental impact. It's about deliberate actions that will help to make women's lives better, support vibrant under-resourced communities, and help repair the damage caused by deforestation. 
Sometimes You Need A New Roof

Sometimes You Need A New Roof

Recent research has questioned the effectiveness of micro-loans for businesses, but it's also shown that when micro-loans are used for household items, such as are Zawadisha’s, the system is extremely successful. Learn more about our model and what makes it shine. 
A passion for basketweaving

A passion for basketweaving

Get close to the magic of basket weaving with Gladys Malemba in this short video, shot at her homestead in the Taita Hills. She shares some of the secrets of twining, natural dyeing, and basketweaving.
Behind the Scenes | Meet Our Team

Behind the Scenes | Meet Our Team

Our work in Kenya is only possible with the dedication of our Kenyan team members, including our newest addition, Lawreen Nyae. Because of Laureen, we we're able to respond to the needs of our community and make sure that women are seen, heard, and supported. 
Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

This female-founded sock company out of Cape Town, South Africa is making our toes curl with their killer designs and a social conscious to boot. Ready to up your sock game? Find a selection of FEAT. socks on our website here.