Yewo official launch: June 1st, 2018
YEWO PRODUCTS COMING JUNE 1ST 2018: STARTING WITH MOZA HAND-CASTED JEWLERY COLLECTION
YEWO is a new cause-driven company nestled within a very special hilltop village in Malawi, East Africa.
Through our YEWO Artisan Education Program, we hire and train the most vulnerable and deserving people from Manchewe Village to create one-of-a-kind jewelry & goods using traditional materials and methods.
Every piece we design and create tells a handcrafted story of determination. Every purchase from YEWO creates a genuine story of connection.
From their village, to yours.
Introducing : Y E W O
After living in Manchewe for four years, we have seen first-hand the ingenuity, dedication, and perseverance of the local community. However, despite their hard work, many families continue to live well below the poverty line.
This is where YEWO comes in. First step: provide sustainable employment through artisan development.
Y E W O : Artisan Development
The YEWO team is currently in Manchewe village building a center to house our Artisan Education Program in which unemployed, vulnerable individuals:
- Develop a new artisan skill-set through hand-making YEWO goods
- Receive small-business mentorship and entrepreneurial training
- Attend weekly adult educational and literacy classes
- Secure fair-paid, dignified employment
Y E W O : conscious consuming
We think you have the right to know exactly where your goods come from and how they are made. This is why YEWO has created a uniquely honest social business model.
Instead of sourcing and buying product from around the world, we holistically invest in ONE community- connecting you, the conscious consumer, with the person behind your YEWO handcrafted product.
Y E W O : community empowerment
YEWO pledges to donate 10% of proceeds to support the Manchewe Adult Education Program to provide opportunity and free education for everyone in the community, above and beyond our artisans. Ultimate community empowerment.
Y E W O : journal
The YEWO Journal offers an insider's look of YEWO in Malawi. It is a collection of stories, musings, interviews, recipes, and other beautiful objects we stumble on while in Africa.
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