Malawi-based Mayamiko Trust is an organization that seeks to empower its community through producing clothing made from local textiles.
Africa Fashion Guide says:
MAYAMIKO Trust is a UK registered charity since 2008 which was developed by Mayamiko Chairperson, Paola Masperi and the Late Hon Minister Kate Kainja Kaluluma, who had been Minister for Education in Malawi and at the time was Minister of Women and Child Development. The aim of them setting up the trust was a need and a want to support women in developing communities as research shows that empowering women has significant positive effects not only on themselves and their children, but to their extended community and society in general. They believed that education, skills training and sustainable livelihood would be key to women’ empowerment. Mayamiko started a training program for underprivileged women such as single mothers and carers of HIV orphans to teach sewing and tailoring skills. The ladies gain a recognized vocational training certificate and Mayamiko’s objective is to offer them sustainable employment through the production of fashion for the export market.
And your kids can stunt on the playground like it ain’t no thang. Check out more at the organization’s website.