"Wazi sandals represent much more than a vanity item:
They’re an investment in the global good."
Outside Magazine


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With each sale of Wazi Shoes, you can fund nursing scholarships in East Africa to help combat HIV and other health threats. 


Donate to The Gretta Foundation Wazi Nurse Scholarship

Ethically Produced

We ensure that the fundis (Swahili for worker) who produce Wazi Shoes and their packaging receive appropriate wages and work in good conditions.

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Handmade in Tanzania

 Wazi Shoes are made by hand over several days.  Well-constructed from Tanzanian-sourced leather and elaborate beading, they are built to last many summers.

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Purchasing a pair of Wazi Shoes not only provides steady employment to Tanzanians but helps fund nursing scholars to complete their studies.

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"Wazi Shoes has made its mark in the fashion industry
by producing Tanzanian handmade beaded sandals
and giving back to those in need."
Santa Barbara Magazine

Our material sources for Wazi Shoes

Our material sources for Wazi Shoes

 Wazi is Swahili for open, and Safari Njema means travel well. We hope that you have comfortable feet and an open mind on your journey.


Swahili proverb

Kila ndege huruka na mbawa zake.
Every bird flies with its own wings.

Wazi testimonial

“I have been LOVING my Wazis! They are well made, super comfy and cute. Not to mention the perfect versatile style for Santa Barbara that you can easily dress up or down. Even better that there’s a social mission behind every pair and created by hand by artisans in Tanzania.”

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"Plan a romantic beach picnic and surprise your favorite gal with Wazi sandals. Each pair is handmade in Tanzania with high-quality leather and gorgeous glass beads."

- Southern California Life Magazine

Handmade Shoes take time...

Swahili Proverb

Hurry hurry has no blessings  haraka haraka haina baraka

Our first priority at Wazi Shoes is making you happy. If you don’t love Wazi Shoes, we will work with you to make sure you do. We can refund you, send you a new pair, we will do whatever it takes! Just reach out to our team because we’re here for you. Happiness Guaranteed.