They have been handmade for you by Sarah Kabenge and whether you’re buying for yourself or a friend, you know you are making a real difference when you buy from awamu because you are also giving a wonderful gift of education to vulnerable children and helping mum’s like Sarah in the slums of Kampala.
We use 100% of our income from all our items to support orphaned children in two of the poorest areas of Kampala and train mothers like Sarah in the skills they need to support their family.
Sarah explains for herself how learning tailoring skills has changed her life in this short film we made with her. It’s only a few minutes long – we hope you like it.
Thank you again to everyone that has waited so patiently since we sold out after being featured in the Telegraph gift guide.
We’re be adding more and more into the shop over the coming weeks. Happy Easter!
There are somedays when I am just overjoyed by silliness and love for the things I do!
Our first baby Elephants are ready to find a new home but this mum wants to check you out first!
This awesome animation was made for us by Charlie Woolock, age 13 – a curious awamu elephant wants to check you out to see if you are friendly…this promises to be the first of a series of animations to help you get to know our elephants in depth 🙂
You can buy awamu elephants from our shop by clicking on the photos below
For every beautiful item produced and sold there is an equally beautiful change happening in the communities of our tailors in Kampala – every penny raised through sales and donations is used to support orphaned and vulnerable children and to train women with the skills they need to support their families.
Awamu means ‘together’ in Luganda the main language spoken in Kampala, Uganda. We chose it as it reflects the name and spirit of both the women’s groups that we work with.
We are passionate about changing the lives of children in the slums of Kampala and we love handmade, ethical production and creating a connection between you and the women who put their time, skill and loving care into making these items for you.