A loan helped to invest in high quality raw materials and design support for artisans in Malawi.


Daphne's story

Daphne is the founder of Sapelle, an artisan business that works closely with artisan producers throughout Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa and Kenya. 90% of the artisan producers in Sapelle’s network are women who are “guardians” of their culture, protecting the artisanal and creative skills that they have inherited from older generations.

A loan of $8,000 would enable Daphne to increase Sapelle’s impact, increase employment among African craftsmen and women, and to open the African ethical fashion market to consumers around the world. Through this loan, Daphne will be able to offer sustainable and stable income to 25-30 more artisans in Malawi. In addition, this $8,000 will also allow Daphne to invest in raw materials, product development, and the skills training of more artisan workers.


This loan is special because:

It supports artisan organizations that have an impact beyond a single artisan.



Loan details


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Loan details