There’s nothing we like more than seeing young and innovative individuals create their own opportunities. One such individual is Vanessa Nsona who recently launched a crowd-funding campaign to help build a production centre to house her production team. At the moment, she and her team work out of her family’s garage.
Dorovee, the first Malawian eco-friendly accessories brand, was launched in 2012 with a basic home sewing kit and a $20 self-investment to purchase small pieces of cloth. Vanessa began creating hair accessories, such as fascinators, which are commonly worn at Malawian weddings and other formal occasions. With an interest to reduce pollution and waste, Vanessa incorporates eco-friendly designs in each one of her pieces. She reuses and recycles discarded materials, such as car tires, scrap metals and old leather to create stylishly unique accessories, such as handbags, necklaces, and sandals.
This up-and-coming designer is not only focused on pursuing her fashion ambitions, but dedicated to using fashion to promote economic growth within her poverty-stricken community. Malawi has one of the lowest literacy rates amongst women and girls in the continent. Vanessa employs talented local women to help her produce her accessories line. She is committed to empowering and transforming the lives of these women by providing them with a source of income. In 2013, Vanessa teamed up with Samaritan Trust, an organization dedicated to helping street children in Blantyre gain access to education and vocational training.
Vanessa has already secured land for her production centre, but she requires $10,000 for building supplies and labour costs. In the spirit of giving, we encourage you to join Kuwala in helping this ambitious young woman achieve her dreams!
For more information and to FUND this project, please click the following link: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/50861-the-first-eco-friendly-fashion-accessory-line-in-malawi