Reducing Textile Waste & Serving Rural Uganda
Serving Rural Uganda Through Kigezi Women & Children Health Initiative
Kigezi Women and Children Health Initiative is an amazing organization, serving over a thousand people in three different villages in rural Uganda. Head over to www.kigeziwomen.org to read all about what they're doing.
This line was created in order to help teach the women in these villages how to sew, make clothing to sell at their local markets, and hopefully help them establish steady sources of income. 10% of every Turaaka purchase is set aside specifically for this purpose, and helps fund sewing and weaving machines, materials, and education (teachers & instruction books).
In addition to creating the Turaaka line, I'm also working on designing clothing patterns & instruction booklets to send over to Uganda this July (2019). Through this collaboration, I'm hoping to combine my love for fashion design with a more important purpose; helping the people in these villages make their way out of poverty.