How awamu works

A big welcome to you - we can't tell you how much we appreciate you visiting our shop.

We are a creative social enterprise passionate about changing the lives of orphaned & vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala.

Awamu means ‘together’ in Luganda, the main language spoken in Uganda. We chose it as it reflects the name and spirit of both the women’s groups that we work with in two of the poorest areas of Kampala.

Our products are inspired by colour and print, we love vintage and treasuring things forever…and the real magic is that for every beautiful item produced and sold item there is an equally beautiful change happening in the communities of our tailors in Kampala – 100% of our profit is used to support orphaned and vulnerable children and to train women with the skills they need to support their families.

A purchase from awamu will help to transform the lives of children like Tom in Kampala. Tom was ecstatic when he found out his dream of enrolling in school would finally come true.

Here is a little film we made with Tom and his Aunty so they can tell you for themselves how awamu is changing their lives.

It's only a few minutes long - we hope you will enjoy it.

We like to stay in touch to update you on how your purchase is changing the lives of children like Tom but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks again for visiting us,

Everyone at awamu x