Our name is awamu - awamu means 'Together' in L'ugnada the main language spoken in Kampala, Uganda. We chose it as it reflects the spirit of the womens groups we work with. We're a social enterprise working with mums in two of the poorest slums in Kampala to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in their community.
There are now 68 children in our education programme and 80 women in skills training programme.
We love handmade, ethical production and our children's clothes, home ware and gifts are simple classic shapes influenced by vintage finds made from our favorite fabrics chosen to bring a touch of east African colour to the UK.
We use organic, environmentally friendly and up-cycled fabrics where possible and 100% of our profit is ploughed back into the supporting children with HIV through school and training women in the skills they need to support themselves and families.