Brought to you by Mayamiko
Malawi; a nation of diverse wilderness, inherent optimism and radiant smiles. It’s little surprise Malawi is more affectionately referred to as, “The Warm Heart of Africa.”
But behind the warm smiles a deeper story unfolds. A legacy of corruption, a distraught economy, environmental destruction and the widespread proliferation of HIV-AIDS. Malawi is no stranger to struggle.
Unfortunately, many of the rural communities in Malawi, whose people are some of the poorest in the world, are also some of the most ill-equipped to deal with these mounting problems.
From these communities, however, comes another story. One of compassion, hope and sisterhood.
Enter Mayamiko – a collection of ethically-made clothing, accessories and homewares, made in Malawi, by the people of Malawi, for the people of Malawi. Each purchase filters back into these communities of Malawi where it’s needed most.
It’s thanks to the work of social entreprenuers, like Paola Masperi, founder of Mayamiko, empowering women in these afflicted communities who are giving rise to a movement of change.
But the story of Mayamiko goes beyond clothing. As you’ll come to learn, the beautiful colours and patterns are just one shade of the story.