Alleviating poverty through the ethical, sustainable empowerment of women.
Katundu has the privilege of working with artisans with inimitable skills where each individual piece is crafted meticulously by hand; a process of creation where beauty and soul are connected through each piece.
in an area where opportunities are scarce, we at Katundu believe that it is our responsibility to provide fair and empowering employment. We pay fair wages, but we also relieve the pressure of everyday life for our team by offering a loan scheme, medical support, and education fees for staff children.
just have a look at our team! We have incredible local women rocking their roles as managers, carpenters, tailors, designers, and role-models for their friends, family, and local community.
we outsource projects to the community as much as possible. Our goal is for the people of Likoma Island to find self-sufficiency in craftsmanship.
we use local, natural and recycled material such as baobab/ maize string, scrap metal, glass bottles and off-cuts, grey seeds, clay mud beads, copper geezers, and recycled boat wood. We have an ongoing tree-planting project, and our goal is to replant and replace any wood used in our products.