When we describe Malaika as an ecosystem, it’s because everything we do symbiotically interacts something else to be mutually beneficial. Take our girls’ daily wear for school. We provide our girls with two new uniforms for the school year, so they can focus on their education and not on the difficult task of finding the means to buy clothing.
What’s special about this is that we commission the women in our Mama Ya Mapendo community center program to hand sew these lovely uniforms. They have the opportunity to work on their tailoring skills on a large scale while also earning income, which they reinvest in their community.
Our girls happily receive and wear brand new outfits made for them with love by their own mothers and neighbors.
It’s a win-win and a system that we think is pretty beautiful.