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!
We spent yesterday (a drizzly Sunday in N16) experimenting with ink – we’ve screen printed a new batch of our organic cotton giraffe t-shirts and baby grows (as promised to many of you over the last few months!)
My talented colleague Mary Akiror from ActionAid Uganda has made this wonderful hand embroidered awamu logo for us as a celebration of our first 6 months. THANK YOU MARY!
The talented Mary Akiror!
Since we started in November (2010) we have raised well over £15,000 (much more if you add in the gift aid!).
We’re busy making sure this can be put into action and reach those children most in need immediately – we will update you shortly on how it is being used shortly so watch this space!
A massive thank you to everyone that has brought, given, sponsored, designed, photographed, volunteered, joined in, advised and generally been supportive….it’s all in the name – we can only do this TOGETHER!