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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.
Amplifying Voices Near & Far

Amplifying Voices Near & Far

Despite the setbacks with COVID, the Zawadisha family continues to grow as fearless women take initiative to support their communities. When they help us introduce our microlending model to new groups in new regions, we are able to fund more loans and help these women get closer to achieving their dreams.
She's a real star

She's a real star

Zawadisha relies on a strong network of local women leaders. With this powerful community, we are able to provide loans and tools to rural Kenyan women who have dreams of financially supporting their families and pursuing their ambitions outside of the home. We’d like to recognize an integral part of this community, a woman who is a leader and visionary: Betina Samba.