We are committed to working for a world in which dignified work and education are accessible to every individual.
KISANY aims to establish skills and opportunities for dignified work in poor communities in East Africa. By creating a market, supply and demand, we aim to create long-term solutions and help transform the lives of women in DR Congo and Rwanda.
20 YEARS OF SUPPORTING WOMEN, THANKS TO YOU!
In 2023, we were proud to celebrate two decades of partnership with talented, courageous and determined artisans in Africa.
Thanks to your support, we have provided 244,600 days of work for 125 women in Goma, DR Congo and Rwanda.
Impacting nearly 1,500 lives in these regions, we have built a community of artisans who have acquired exceptional skills.
Today, we remain dedicated to giving work and growing by weaving beauty and quality into exceptional linens.
For 20 years, KISANY has been offering vocational training and work to women in Africa. KISANY women are trained as embroiderers and tailors to a high professional standard.
A dedicated European team manages quality control and consistency. In addition, we offer women interest-free loans to buy houses and land or to invest in further education.
Through their work, KISANY has brought about marked improvements in living standards, quality of life and education in the communities in which they work.
OUR IMPACT IN RECENT YEARS
One of the best professional years for our ateliers. They managed to deliver impeccable orders on time.
- 18,041 working days granted to artisans
- Over 1,000 bespoke orders
- 125 artisans are part of our community in Goma and Kigali
- Our customer community still spans 17 different countries
Stable working days on offer despite outbreak of violence in Goma
24,478 working days granted
Our team of artisans has made over 11,000 products
Together, we have given 125 artisans in DR Congo and Rwanda access to decent work
Our customer community spans 17 different countries
A record year with the highest number of days worked
26,854 working days granted
Together, we have given 124 artisans in DR Congo and Rwanda access to decent work
Our customer community spans 15 different countries
Despite the turbulence, the team has grown and stabilised
22,687 working days granted
Our team of artisans has made more than 7,915 products
Together, we have given 120 artisans in DR Congo and Rwanda access to decent work.
A good year with growth in international customers
13,761 working days granted
Our team of artisans produced 11,358 products
Together, we have given 118 artisans access to decent work
Our customer community spans 8 different countries
First years of transition from NGO to social enterprise
In 2018, KISANY helped artisans create and sell 8,752 products worldwide
These products have provided 117 people and their families with a fair and regular income
Our customer community spans 6 different countries