If you’ve followed along with People of Leisure for long enough you know that giving back is an integral part of who we are. An insanely comfy outfit may not be able to change the world, but we’re firm believers that the women who wear them can, and we try to add an extra bang to your buck through the organizations we partner with.
Today, we’re launching an exciting new partnership with a women-owned social enterprise doing incredible things for women empowerment in Mozambique. Kurandza is a non-profit founded by Elisabetta Colabianchi after serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique for three years. She wanted to find a way to empower the women in the village she had grown to call home through sustainable job creation and education. Alongside her Mozambican sister/best friend Percina, Kurandza began as a sewing cooperative teaching women to trade and earn and income through selling their products. That was several years ago and Kurandza has grown and expanded a lot since then.
This past summer, Kurandza launched their first #IStandForGirls campaign, which sent more than 100 girls to school, providing them with scholarships, supplies, uniforms, backpacks, and access to their Holistic Education program. In addition to their education programs, Kurandza also operates the original Sewing Cooperative, a general store, and a nutrition program, all focused on creating sustainable jobs and providing necessary education for women, and children in their village.
We can’t wait to come alongside Kurandza and offer our support to their cause. We’ll be joining in for the #IStandForGirls2018 campaign this upcoming September, and have a few fun collaborations in store, so stay tuned!
For now, know that 10% of your purchases will go to supporting Kurandza and their work empowering women in Mozambique. Fair, stylish fashion, for a cause. It doesn’t get better than that.