The Afropolitan Shop is an online boutique founded by Beverly Lwenya, that desires to tell an African Design Story. It began as a blog in 2007 called The Afropolitan Network, which highlighted stories and images of the African Diaspora. The Afropolitan Shop is now a growing global brand specializing in handmade and designer accessories such as jewelry, bags and shoes.
The Afropolitan Shop aims to celebrate African designers and artisans for their prolific and imaginative handiwork while giving them access to the global market. The Afropolitan Shop merges African products and creativity with the Afropolitan experience of Africans all over the globe. Afropolitan is a fusion of the words "African" and "Cosmopolitan". It is a sensibility, a culture and a worldview.
Trade Not Aid
By shopping here, you not only help promote the artisans and producers and their businesses, but give towards a better future for them. Some of our designers are years into their work and employ a team of producers. Others are just starting out and are already making a mark. Afropolitan Shop's chief mission is to showcase their products and give a global platform to local designers. Shop Afropolitan and look Afro-Chic!
The Deborah Amoi Foundation
How We Help
The Deborah Amoi Foundation (DAF) is a nonprofit organization that provides merit-based scholarships enabling underprivileged students in East Africa access to education. DAF is committed to make education accessible to underprivileged students all over Kenya. The situation is dire especially in rural areas; however, with donations by concerned and benevolent givers like you, together we can help break the cycle of poverty.
How We Began
DAF started in 2009 with 10 students and as of 2011, over 100 students have been sponsored from over 30 villages in Kenya. Our target group is impoverished and/or orphaned 8th graders who have been accepted to high school but lack fees. Born in Maragoli, Kenya Deborah Amoi (1936-2003) was an elementary school teacher who used her resources to help care and educate poor students from her community. It is in this spirit that her daughter Anne set up the foundation to continue her mother’s legacy.