the mwenga women group is a small women cooperative located in rural tanzania and led by chairwoman mama martina. in 2022 the cooperative consisted of about 30 women who meet up daily in their workshop to weave, chat & giggle. with their handicraft, the ladies of mwenge truly improve their livelihoods and work tirelessly to provide their children with a bright future.
most weavers are primarily farmers, and work is scarce during the dry seasons when it can become impossible to make ends meet. this money helps pay school fees, family medical bills and local food crops, enabling women to work flexibly and fit weaving in around other jobs and duties. handwoven from locally grown and harvested milulu grass, the products add a wonderful earthy & grounded touch to your home.