Fair Trade Textiles Creating a Better Tomorrow

Beautiful fabrics create beautiful clothes, but they can also support impoverished people through fair trade. In Malawi, Africa, the Vipambi Women’s group works with vibrant fabrics to create practical goods such as infant clothing and toys, aprons, and fashionable bags.

The sewing cooperative trains Malawian women in both sewing and business skills, equipping them with skills to build successful businesses in order to better provide for their families and their future. Many of the women trained through Vipambi have been able to use their income to send their children to Dowa College in Malawi, a teacher-training college.

Empowering the Impoverished Through Sustainable Trade

The Vipambi Women’s group works with Dsenyo, a Jesus’ Economy partner. Dsenyo is an organization committed to alleviating the suffering of the impoverished by helping local artisans learn self-sustainable trades. They use local and environmentally friendly materials that can be repurposed and recycled. 

Dsenyo works alongside artisans to improve living situations for impoverished people, promote a holistic economy, respect cultural traditions, and build global relationships. Together, Jesus' Economy and Dsenyo are empowering female artisans from Africa and Latin America. 

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Charlotte Van Werven
Charlotte Van Werven


Staff Writer for Jesus' Economy