Donate your old kite to JENGA and get an iPad or laptop cover from your old kite for FREE!
When you are in Zanzibar you can donate your old kite to JENGA. JENGA is a social enterprise offering a platform for Tanzanian entrepreneurs to trade their locally handmade products. Donating your kite will help the community as they can make cool products out of your old kite. So this is your chance to do something good and get a super souvernir in return! All products made under JENGA supervision are 100% fair-trade and are sold across Zanzibar and the Netherlands.
Name: Martino Petro
Number of members in the group: 1
Location: Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Speciality: Accessories made from African fabrics & recycled materials
Martin was born on 9 September 1984 in Shinyanga province, Tanzania. He completed primary level in school. Due to financial problems he was not able to go to secondary school.
In 2005 he decided to learn how to be a designer through a local tailor. He paid to study with the local tailor for 5 months and was taught how to make many different kinds of clothes. After this period he practiced mending clothes by himself as much as possible. Presently he knows how to design and make many different things from African fabrics, recycled materials or a combination of the two. He makes laptop covers, caps, bags and much more.
Besides his work as a tailor, he also works as a night watchman for a steady income. His dream is to be able to provide for his family by working as a full time designer.
You can hand in your old kite and one of the following sites in Zanzibar:
Kite centre Zanzibar - Paje
Bellevue Guesthouse - Bwejuu
You can also contact us directly:
+255 (0)777 209 576
Please note that we need to know the size of your laptop/ iPad/ tablet, so that we know what size cover Martin can make for you!