ABOUT

 

 

 

 

BY WOMEN

FOR WOMEN

 

 

 

 
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WAYAWAYA empower Zambian women without formal education and with few job options. Most women live in poverty and being unemployed is a luxury they cannot afford. However, Zambian women are unquestionably resourceful, talented, strong-willed and hard-working. To invest in women is to invest in their children, their fellow sisters, their neighbors and their communities. By women for women is a concept inspired by the fellowship between Zambian mothers and sisters. Together, we carry out vocational training, artisan programs and form viable employment.
 
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WAYAWAYA is a platform for women to create viable employment opportunities by undergoing a year-long vocational training. When they complete the training the novice artisans work in collaboration with the core team of WAYAWAYA. Making sure that the know-how, technical skills and professional confidence is passed down to the next person, every step of the way.
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SLOW FASHION

WITH A SOCIAL MISSION

 
 
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WAYAWAYA is part of the slow fashion movement, with a mission of creating a meaningful industry for all the people involved. By providing vocational training and viable job opportunities WAYAWAYA support       Zambian women in reaching their full potential.            A more balanced, equal and human direction. 
WAYAWAYA is a family, and a different kind of brand. Every stitch we make is a physical proof that people matter. 
 
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To achieve this we:
  • Provide annual training, tailored by a team of occupational therapists, environment therapists, educators and artisan

  • Focus on the core members of WAYAWAYA acting as expert mentors to their fellow sisters

  • Follow up after completion of vocational training

  • Connect our sisters with volunteers with marketing-, finance- and other relevant expertise