The Tanganyika Bag is a hobo-style bag with an interior pocket and wooden toggle closure. It is handmade by artisans in Kigoma, Tanzania using traditional fabrics and only locally sourced materials. Even the closure is hand-carved by an artisan in the market in Kigoma. Please ensure that the Color/Pattern you choose corresponds with the product shown when using the drop-down menu above.
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.