Africa is an innovative social enterprise and global design company that employs a business-driven approach to African women’s empowerment. Founded in 2007, Indego’s mission is to provide artisans with the tools and support they need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty and become empowered businesswomen.
Indego partners with more than 1,000 artisans in Rwanda and Ghana to design beautiful handmade products, which it sells through its e-commerce site, boutiques worldwide, and collaborations with major brands including J.Crew, Anthropologie, and Eileen Fisher.
We invest 100% of our profits from product sales, with grants and donations, into business education programs for the artisans who handcraft our products. Our courses range in topic from leadership and entrepreneurship, to financial and business management, to skills-based vocational training, and more. These training courses equip women with the skills they need to run and scale their own businesses, become empowered entrepreneurs, and drive economic growth in their communities.