Intricate Beadwork at Shanga

Finishing TOUCHES to

The art of making glass
products at Shanga

Making table cloths ..

Preparing the loom
for weaving…

Making the shanga kanga

Visit From Bill Clinton…

Gathering glass from the kiln..

Cleaning cut bottles for

Set under the towering Acacia trees of Tanzania, East Africa, Shanga is a heartwarming project dedicated to supporting and empowering disabled community members. With breaking down obstacles for disabled Tanzanians and a commitment to environmentally sustainable business practises as its core values, Shanga is a for-profit company that raises standards. Now comprised of a bustling workshop, open-air restaurant and trendy boutique, Shanga has grown exponentially from what started with one beaded necklace and a desire to help those in need.
Watch Shanga’s introductory video made by Mary Beth Stafford. To see more of her fantastic work go to Mary Beth’s Vimeo Account