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our mission

Together, we unleash greatness within artisans + their communities by crafting ethical children’s products that cultivate holistic empowerment and opportunity.

our vision

Through holistic empowerment, opportunity and community we will break the generational cycle of poverty through the transformation of a woman.

the problem

status of workforce development

Mombasa County unemployment rate
Kenya national unemployment rate
Population of Mombasa
Other existing artisan jobs
  • inconsistent
  • unreliable per piece payment model
  • lack of market connections

the solution

A socioeconomic empowerment model that provides not just employment opportunity, but community + necessary holistic care.

impact at a glance

dignified employment

artisans employed
living above the poverty line

economic independence

artisans own land
artisans who opened a bank account
artisans purchased their own land:

transformed communities

started adult learning class
sent children to primary school
Artisans received entrepreneurial grant

holistic programs

The foundation of who we are lies in our holistic programs. We believe that radical transformation can happen through the empowerment of the whole person. We are more than a job, we are a collective - a family - that provides for our women + men in all facets of life.
We are committed to improving our team's economic, spiritual, emotional and social well-being. At Imani Collective, we support the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and are aligned with SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, and SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production.
Our desire is for the generational cycle of poverty to be broken within our communities through access to dignified employment and education. Our artisans are improving their standard of living and cultivating a brighter future for their families.
Two socks drawn

In-house childcare

structured program for artisans' children to attend during the day while parents work, which includes themed curriculum, field trips, English courses, primary school entrance test preparation, creative crafts and more.
A drawing of a banana and a radish

Food program

daily well-balanced meals
Drawing of a building with a door, two stories, and a roof. The building is light pink and the roof is light brown

Home visits

twice-per-month trips to visit artisans and their families, where we check in and present a love offering gift bag
Drawing of a cake with a candle in the center

Special events

monthly artisan, employee and children's birthday celebrations, in addition to holiday parties, cultural field trips and an end-of-year celebration.