Friday, October 30, 2015


Want to help women in Uganda put their kids through school and provide all of the necessities of every day life for themselves and their families? Looking to make a little extra cash around the holidays (and potentially beyond)? Awava is looking for part-time holiday help in the Lawrence, Kansas area! Position would start as soon as we find the right fit, and continue through the end of the year with the potential to continue.

key skills wanted:

  • customer service & sales skills
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to take initiative, start and execute your ideas
  • fairly basic web skills (you would be doing some basic work on our website, emails, social media and some limited design work)
  • ability to travel within the area with the potential of hotel stay (travel expenses paid by us)
  • drivers license and vehicle (preferably)
  • able to lift up to 50lbs and stand for longish periods of time
If you're interested please send your resume and short introduction telling us why you would like to work with us to! And if you know of anyone who you think would be a good fit, please do pass this along! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Announcing our Education Sponsorship Program!

With an average annual household income of $440.00, there is no wonder why more than 15% of school-aged children in Uganda do not attend school. With a population of more than 36 million, more than half of that being children under 15 years of age, this poses a big problem for the country, and a long-lasting burden on families. (World Vision country report, 2013)

Despite the best intentions of Universal Primary Education which was introduced by the government in 1997 to provide free primary (grade school) education to all, very few state schools are actually free, and the quality is often lacking due to an absence of resources from desks to salaries for teachers.

While our artisans are making well above the national average annual income, the burden of school fees for proper education is great. Take Mama Lucy, our Lead Tailor, for example. Lucy has two biological daughters and has adopted 13 orphaned nieces and nephews from her two brothers, one who died of HIV/Aids, and the other who was killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Nine of these children are of school-going age. While some are old enough to help supplement for their school fees through tailoring, working in shops, etc., this is still a major drain on the income, and sometimes ends simply do not meet.

We’ve had many people ask us how else they can help, aside from buying the products made by the ladies. This is why we decided to start our Education Sponsorship Program.

How it works? You can go through the profiles of each of the children and choose your level of support for the child you choose. We’ll be sure you get to see their report cards (electronically as they’ll definitely want to hang on to the original), and if you sponsor a full term or more, you will receive a letter from the child that you choose to sponsor.

For sponsorships of full terms and more, there will be a $5.00 fee added to cover international bank transaction fees and the rest of the money given goes 100% to tuition and fees, supplies, uniform and their school uniform.

To meet the kiddos, CLICK HERE

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Questions? Please email us at

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our Kubikka Tunic...fabulousness!

Our sleek Kubikka Tunic, features a flattering boat neckline, tailored hem and hidden side pockets (we love pockets!!!). Pairs perfectly with your favorite skinny jeans and sandals, leggings and booties, OR to follow the latest trend, semi-hidden bicycle shorts underneath, if you dare.

Made with 100% cotton fabric sourced in local Ugandan markets.

Wash with like colors in cold water & air dry, hot iron if needed (warm iron only for metallic prints). 

Purchase HERE!

The Kutunga Peplum Top!

Our Kutunga Peplum-inspired Top has a mild flounce to its hemline, making this top a total stunner! We love it with cropped skinnies or dark-washed boot cuts, or try a sleek pencil skirt for the big meeting!

Front and back darts, side zip.

Made with 100% cotton fabric sourced in local Ugandan markets.

Wash with like colors in cold water & air dry, hot iron if needed (warm iron only for metallic prints).

Purchase HERE!