This year we’re kickstarting our new social enterprise, Vumwe Designs! In working with 99 gender-based violence survivors-turned-entrepreneurs, we are constantly inspired. Meet one of our artisans, Tatu Liputai, who agreed to let us share a bit about her:

Tatu Liputai is a member of Vumwe Designs living with her four children in the village of Kisiwani. She is skilled at color making and matching, which requires careful attention and skill in mixing chemicals and dyes. She hopes one day her children will enjoy a good quality of life and believes it might be possible with Vumwe Designs. Tatu loves her work and the is happy with how all of her effort is bettering her life and the lives of her children. She is able to send her kids to school and provide basic needs and medical treatment for her family. 

“My children see how Vumwe Designs is improving our lives … I am a role model to my children.”

If you’re interested in learning more or getting involved with our new fairtrade social enterprise, you can check out the following:

  • Read more about Vumwe Designs HERE.
  • Shop our store HERE.
  • Donate HERE.
  • Tell your friends! Share this blog post and our social media posts!
  • Invite us to speak about women’s empowerment through entrepreneurialism at your community group.
  • Reach out to learn more: