The Kamala Bag is a designer-style bag made with traditional fabrics and a wrapped or braided handle. The bag features an elastic band and has both a snap closure and cross ties to keep everything secure. Please ensure that the Color you choose corresponds with the product shown when using the drop-down menu above.
This bag was first made by an artisan named Paulina, who is now teaching other women how to make it as they improve their sowing skills.
The Kamala Bag is handmade by artisans in Kigoma, Tanzania using traditional fabrics and only locally sourced materials.
The bags are a product of the vocational training center at Hope of the Nations, where women who are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation can receive vocational training along with discipleship and Bible studies, often facilitated by the students and graduates of Hope's Bible College.
By learning basic trades like sewing and jewelry making, the students of the vocational training center are able to feed and support their families and provide schooling for their children.
Tentmakers Together purchases bags directly from the artisans, providing economic opportunities in one of the poorest and most remote regions of Tanzania.