Mustard Seed Africa is an organisation with operations in Zimbabwe and Swaziland that focuses on social and economic empowerment initiatives for women at the grassroots level.
Believing in their potential to improve the quality of life in their communities, Mustard Seed Africa concentrates on income generating activities that include handcraft, agriculture and entrepreneurship. Our motto is “Invest in a woman, invest in a community.”
We partner with women groups and identify possible means of earning an income after consultation and assessment of skills and resources available locally. Collaboration takes place with Business Advisors and Designers to develop products and solutions that are holistic and sustainable. The handmade products are African by inspiration and contemporary in design.
- Transparency with the management of resources entrusted
- Professionalism in the implementation of projects
- Tangible and sustainable development solutions
- Evaluation and feedback to sponsors and stakeholders
- Business solutions throughout the entire value chain
- Fair Trade
- Trust and Transparency
- Collaboration and skill-sharing
Our Rural to Ramp video created by Iwani Mawocha was entered into the Girls Impact The World Film Festival 2014. It won the first prize Green IS Award, a partnership between the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and the Girls Impact the World Film Festival.
“What a truly important piece of work. This film encapsulates what happens when you add empowerment to sustainability and it relays the exceptional meaning behind that concept. Every item made by these women holds such history. ”
— Actor Ian Somerhalder about Rural to Ramp