Laura fell hard for the intensely beautiful and diversified African continent and its people. After several trips traipsing through Sub-Saharan Africa, a stint in South Africa working in social enterprise, and a friendship with a Kenyan boy that taught her about ‘the real world,’ she knew she could use business as a tool for social change. With her background in design and business, Laura founded Amsha.
Moses: Brass & Bone Jeweler
When we first met Moses, we thought he was the most serious Kenyan we had ever met. But it just made us appreciate his beautiful smile that much more. Moses migrated from Western Kenya to the capital in search of a better life and joined a group to learn bone carving and later learned to do brass work. He's a master at his craft and passionate and proud of what he makes. He lives with his wife and son in the suburbs of Nairobi.
Donatha: Sweetgrass Basket Weaver
Living in a mountainous village in Rwanda, an area greatly affected by the genocide, Donatha became a weaver and an entrepreneur. Weaving our beautiful sweetgrass baskets while raising seven children is no easy task, but somehow Donatha manages to do it all! She was recently recognized by local government as one of the top female entrepreneurs in her district.