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Vikapu Bomba was founded by Catherine Shembilu with a group of six weavers. Weaving has a long tradition in the Iringa region in the Tanzanian southern highlands but poverty among local artisans is high. It was this situation and Catherine’s strong belief in the potential of women working together that she decided to found Vikapu Bomba.

Through providing guaranteed access to premium markets, our current 60 artisans are able to achieve very fair prices for their handmade products. This in turn enables them to sustainably improve their and their families' livelihoods.

We establish relationships with experienced weavers who become ‘lead artisans’ in their communities. Lead artisans are supported to recruit and train more artisans and to establish and register their own producer groups. Lead artisans also receive further training to operate their groups as small enterprises – including communicating and monitoring production targets, quality control, bookkeeping and product shipping.

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Vikapu Bomba was founded by Catherine Shembilu with a group of six weavers. Weaving has a long tradition in the Iringa region in the Tanzanian southern highlands but poverty among local artisans is high. It was this situation and Catherine’s strong belief in the potential of women working together that she decided to found Vikapu Bomba.

Through providing guaranteed access to premium markets, our current 60 artisans are able to achieve very fair prices for their handmade products. This in turn enables them to sustainably improve their and their families' livelihoods.

We establish relationships with experienced weavers who become ‘lead artisans’ in their communities. Lead artisans are supported to recruit and train more artisans and to establish and register their own producer groups. Lead artisans also receive further training to operate their groups as small enterprises – including communicating and monitoring production targets, quality control, bookkeeping and product shipping.