Together we're improving lives, one bead at a time.

SAWA {adverb}- a Kiswahili term heard in daily conversation throughout Eastern Africa, translates to “all good”, “ok” or “no worries.”

To spread the “sawa” life— the good life—is to share in the celebration of Kenya’s culture, empowering women through employment opportunities and ensuring a life of prosperity. SAWA products are made and delivered with love!
 
Meet SAWA's founding artisans, Florence and Mary, who are beading love and energy into your everyday electronics, by watching the video below.

EMPOWERING THROUGH EMPLOYMENT


SAWA life is an innovative and impact-focused social enterprise infusing technology with fashion while empowering and uplifting at-risk women through employment. SAWA has created a vocational program to train and hone the beader’s skills into a truly remarkable one-of-a-kind product.

LIFTING FAMILIES UP


As a result of SAWA’s sustainable operations, the women develop lifelong . They also benefit from a safe, clean, and happy working environment, with food provided to them and healthcare and education for their entire family.

On average, each woman supports 15 dependents.

PROMOTING GLOBAL EDUCATION AND HOPE THROUGH FILM

The Nourafchan Foundation and SAWA Life, in partnership with Journeys in Film, have launched the Nour Film Club in Africa.

Journeys in Film combines the power of moving and provocative films with the highest quality standards-based lesson plans to inspire and engage students in learning. The inaugural film was “Queen of Katwe,” aptly starring Kenya’s own Lupita Nyong’o, the first Kenyan to win an Academy Award.

The overwhelming participation of over 400 children, ranging ages 11-20, came to participate from schools in and around Kibera, Kenya. The event was a resounding success with many of the kids having stated how inspired and hopeful they felt after watching a movie which resonated so closely with their lives. Many felt, that they, too, like the young Ugandan girl, may escape a life of poverty, open doors to a brighter future, and transform their own communities into a better place.

The Nour Film Club will be active in schools throughout the year in various parts of the country, effecting change through film.


MURAL AT 7575 MELROSE LA

The #7575 Melrose Art Wall is a place to view and explore works of art. Mexico City artist Iskar, and LA-based street artist WRDSMTH created a masterpiece for SAWA. Stop by to take a picture with our beautiful SAWA crown and spread the love and energy!

Make sure to tag @mysawalife and #7575Melrose on your post.

 

NURTURING YOUTH CREATIVITY

SHOP WITH PURPOSE

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