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our story

Imani Tumaini Upendo founded

2011

2013

Sewing program launched with 16 women in Mtepeni Village
Took product to market

2015

2016

Launched our woven department + 2nd location in Old town, Mombasa
Rebranded to Imani Collective and grew collective

2017

2019

Expanded our collective from 46 to over 80+ artisans
Opened up 3rd location in Turkana

2020

2021

Restructured to a hybrid social enterprise model and continuing our steps to sustainability and continued impact
Rebranded to imani + kids

2023

"We're going to build something beautiful."
And they did.
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impact
Dignified employment is a key ingredient for economic development and poverty alleviation in developing countries around the world. Imani Collective's innovative model for providing women, men and their families with consistent wages, skills training, community and access to education has proven highly successful at improving artisan livelihoods and well being.
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Here at Imani Collective, we firmly believe that together, we are our best! Our desire is to partner with local and global businesses that have a heart for doing good in the world. We want deep, long-term relationships through which we can both make a big, holistic impact.

Through our non-profit wing, Imani Collective’s holistic support programs are 100% funded by donations. When you become an Impact Partner, your donation goes directly to these programs, which include our daily food program, in-house childcare, monthly home visits, and so much more. Find out how you can be an Impact Partner today!
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Walk alongside us as we fight to break the generational cycle of poverty in Kenya through holistic artisan empowerment. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by year-end to cover all expenses for our holistic programs, which are at the heart of our mission. Support our Artisans. Your generosity empowers.
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Founded by Imani Collective leadership, The school of Ethical Impact is an institute + community comprised of passionate, aligned changemakers who believe ethical impact should be the social norm.
We create opportunities for motivated entrepreneurs and other leaders to clarify their purpose, reignite their passion and develop practical ethical impact acumen that enables them to use their professional spheres as real vehicles for social change.
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