Mirembe was born with the simple goal - creating an opportunity for women in Uganda to become economically and socially independent.
March - June 2017:
We volunteered in Uganda teaching groups of women English and Mathematics. Most of the women being single mothers, lacking education and sufficient sources of income, some even war refugees. We realized that many women in Uganda have great skills in creating jewelry, baskets and bags using traditional techniques. Then it hit us - we could find a market for these products, creating a source of income for women in Uganda. It began with a succesful crowdfunding campaign and we got to work.
Fast forward to TODAY:
We partner with Topaz - Leading Innovations in Israel and collaborate with NIAAD - ‘Nagenda Institute of Art and Design’ in Namulanda, Uganda. There the flagship group of women create products, earning a stable income, alongside studying Entrepreneurship, Life Skills and English. Each woman is encouraged and mentored to start her own business. We are lucky to have 2 dedicated local coordinators, Mary and Olivia.
In addition, we work with 4 other women’s groups. We co - design products and buy on a bi - monthly basis.
Today - 2020, we work with 100 women across Uganda.
How can you take part?
- Make a purchase on the website
- Host a Mirembe Event - Invite your freinds & we’ll come with an array of baskets, jewelry and bags! Message us for further details. (COVID-19 Update - All events are now ONLINE through Zoom.)
- Talk to us! We would love to hear from you.
Thank you for taking part in our journey!
Tamar Alkobi, Inbar Erez and Shirli Ortas Shpigel