So a few weeks ago, after seeing a post on B'More Creatives, we reached out to Sarita Hartz Hendricksen. She's the founder of both Zion Project and Imani, and was looking for design assistance for ads promoting an upcoming Mother's Day sales event. After we read Imani's story, we knew we wanted to help:
In the war-torn region of northern Uganda, there are many Congolese refugees, child soldiers, and girls forced into prostitution, brothels, and the sex-industry due to poverty and lack of options.
We seek to free women from the global sex trade and alleviate poverty through healing, empowerment, and fashion design.
We partner with women escaping the sex trade to create jewelry which is handmade from indigenous materials. All jewelry is hand-crafted in northern Uganda and women receive fair trade wages, which empower them to provide for their families and educate their children.
Imani also offers trauma counseling, savings and business classes, and English classes to all the women we employ in an effort to see them reach their potential.
We believe each of these women is worthy of receiving love and knowing that she is valuable.