Jimani Collections began with a small group of impoverished Kenyan women and a short class based on learning basic jewelry skills. With the help of many dedicated people both in the US and in Kenya, Jimani Collections has grown from a one-week class into an ongoing training and design entity.
Jimani Collections seeks to create a sustainable solution to poverty. We work with some of the poorest in the world - women who have experienced a harsh reality that few in the US can imagine. We offer these women employment and education within product design and product creation. By building a bridge between consumers and artisans in the developing world, we're able to promote equitable trade while alleviating widespread poverty.
At Jimani Collections we aim to:
- Provide women with vocational skills through targeted training programs, like our Entrepreneurship Program
- Offer sustainable income and a safe workplace for women who have neither
- Develop a supportive, uplifting community
- Showcase the workmanship of the ladies through unique, well-crafted products
Through innovation, education, and design, Jimani Collections exists to transform and expand access to economic opportunity for artisans in underserved communities worldwide.