Khama is a fashion company working with local women in Kasungu, a town in Malawi. Pictured here in traditional Malawian Chitenge skirts, these women attend Khama’s training workshops in tailoring and fashion production. As a social enterprise operating in a developing country, the business has to constantly adapt to practical challenges. The electricity supply can be out for days or hours at a time, so Khama use foot-powered manual sewing machines to prevent stalling production.
Agogo, the oldest group member, used to be a tobacco farmer. She wanted to work with Khama as field-work was physically very demanding and meant she had to travel far away from her children and grandchildren. The Khama workshop is nearer her home, provides a more regular income and enables her to develop her own business.