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!
It’s been a long day – lots of tutorials on new designs and products with Sarah and Florence.
So I will spare you the words and just share a few photos from the day….
Sarah with Jackson, now a belting, lively little fella. Sitting on his mum’s lap whilst she still manages to sew!
This is Frank, he is 9 months. He is the son of one of Sarah’s trainee tailors. Look at those big sad eyes! He refused to give his new awamu sun hat back after modeling it for us…but did offer loads of cuddles as well as smearings of biscuit and weeing on me.
This is also Sarah, she is guardian of two of the children we are supporting through school. She was showing how she makes her recycled paper beads.
This is Jackson again – finally smiling whilst kindly agreeing to model a new design of dress we are working on!