Kufaa Tena


Kufaa Tena (Kiswahili: to be useful again) is a project that started when a group of women in Bwejuu began re-using plastic bags that littered street and beaches by turning them into beautiful and sturdy handbags, baskets and similar items.  Kufaa Tena/ Women’s Voice continues today as  a textile-based cooperative that still re-uses debris such as clothing and broken glass from the beachfront in their evolving “green-sewn” non-electric design and decoration business.   Their primary aim is still to help us keep our Zanzibar villages, towns and beach fronts clean while providing a means of self-sufficiency for local women and resources for local schools.  

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Website: www.enterafrica.net/kufaa-tena.html

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