Where: South Africa
Who it supports: Women with less opportunity
Kioni is a jewelry business that not only creates beautiful and unique bead designs, but also aims to empower women who have the desire to better their own lives as well as the lives of people around them. Giving women with fewer opportunities the chance to have a job, a project to work on and to become an artisan; promotes their own development and independence.
Kioni are currently working with three different groups of artisans: old age, a human trafficking NGO and women from a squatter camp.
Their contribution to the society is not only through these groups, but also through the work they do with the South African Limpopo government to lead training sessions for women related to ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Project Development’.