Community Empowerment Supporter Community Empowerment Supporter Arusha, Tanzania Woven Connect
You will be working at Afrikan Wear Design, a small local association that is creating jobs for the community in Arusha through the production of cotton wear, jewelry...

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Project Details

This project was created due to the desire to combine Tanzanian Fashion with a good cause: improve the living standards for the community members.

Who we are? What we do?

This empowerment project was founded in 2009 with the desire to combine Tanzanian Fashion with a good cause. 

Initially, the project was dedicated to women coming from difficult family situations, but then it developed into a project for all the community members. Today they manufacture shawls, carpets, blankets, necklaces, belts, bracelets, earrings, key chains, and other goods to secure a fair income for the women and men in their community.

At the moment we have a team of 10 people that directly work on the project every day. 8 members of our team are working in the production of weaved products, batik and jewelry and the other two multitask between management and product development. The team is made of 4 men and 6 women. 

Where we work?

Our workshop is located in a very safe neighborhood 2.8 Kilometers (1.7 Miles) from the Arusha city center (Arusha Region, Tanzania) and easily accessible by public transport. 

Our mission

Our mission is to put the community at the center. Indeed, in Tanzania, it is common that one member of the family provides for all the others. So thanks to the solidarity chain created through this project, the goal of various families to access decent living, studies, health, etc can be achieved. 

Our goal

Our goal is to improve the lives of our community through handcraft skills together with entrepreneurship skills. We want to reach more people in our community, offer them training as well as helping them find a market for their products at the best prices.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for anyone willing to contribute to improving our way of operating the project. No special skills are required but the key areas that we seek help in are marketing content creators, business management, product development. 

Why choose us?

Choosing us will give you the chance for a unique and true experience living the Tanzanian life and getting the first-hand experience of having and operating a business in Africa.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Justin Linus
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

Unemployment is a big issue in Tanzania, so through this project,  we create jobs and improve the living standards for the community members.

The jobs created can be in production, design, product development, sales... By working at Afrikan Wear Design the community members have the possibility to provide for their families needs e.g. the father/mother being able to send his/her son or daughter to university, so improving their living situation for the generation to come.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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