Modern African design upcycled products created by marginalised artisans
Kibebe trains marginalised artisans to produce upcycled products to sell at their brick and mortar outlet and at a local farmers market. The product line includes 35 products made from recycled materials. They also offer tours of the production centre and camp to bring customers closer to the communities that make the products.
Profits are also given to a partner organisation that runs vocational training programs, where graduates may also be integrated into the Kibebe workforce. This creates jobs for marginalised communities.
There is Hope is an NGO that houses the workshop where the artisans produce Kibebe products, and offer vocational training courses.
Trust law is an NGO that is supporting the incorporation of the US entity for Kibebe to set up an ecommerce platform to reach global customers.
Segal Family Foundation provides capacity building services and funding to Kibebe through There is Hope.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.