AFRICA TRAVEL SEWING PROJECT WITH DESIGNLAB GIVE (MIAMI)

 

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PROJECT UPDATE FROM OUR FOUNDER, LEXY SANGUINETTI

When COVID-19 struck in 2020 it devastated our company and halted all travel plans for this unique international philanthropic collaboration. Our family business suffered significant losses in revenue, time and opportunity after initiating, designing and planning what was supposed to be a milestone volunteer trip to Kenya for DesignLab Give (DLG).

 

DLG is a Miami-based, non-profit organization offering creative skills training and sewing resources to identified beneficiary groups globally. When physical travel to Kenya became impossible for the Miami-based group, the training and delivery of sewing essentials was arranged virtually. Shortly thereafter, a select group of women in western Kenya, became DLG's first Africa-based sewing training beneficiary.

 

Today, growing partnerships and flourishing virtual friendships exist between the US-based donor organization and a growing number of East African women's groups. In addition to Dago Self Help Group, Arise For Families in Kasese, Uganda and Hear Congo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continue to benefit from the connection we made with DLG less than 2 years ago!

In 2021, COVID-permitting, we intend to host DLG in Kenya and arrange visits for them to spend time with their beneficiary partners. With the negative impact of the pandemic on the travel industry as a whole, our company is appealing now, more than ever, for support of our work as we recover from our losses. While we are NOT a nonprofit entity like some of our collaborating partners, we offer majority of our professional services pro bono or at significantly discounted rates to facilitate the important work of nonprofit organizations. Our involvement always costs us time, money and other valuable resources which we rarely are adequately compensated for.

 

Help us today by sharing this collaborative work or sponsoring us to execute this life-changing experience for many in 2021. You may directly support any one of our listed nonprofit partners as well. No offer is too small to go a long way in making this a beneficial experience for Kenyan and American women. We especially welcome in-kind sponsorships from transport, accommodation and experience providers in Kenya. Any complimentary or discounted products and services you can offer will allow us to host this giving group successfully and to reach more women and girls in Africa.

With Gratitude,

Lexy Sanguinetti

Founding Consultant/Travel Specialist

Sanguinetti & Company, LLC (USA)

info@sanguinetticompany.com

 

An immersive, educational, cultural and collaborative travel and volunteer experience

curated for DesignLab Give (Miami).

 

An opportunity created for Kenyan beneficiaries to receive FREE skills training and sewing tools

THE PROJECT

THE IMPACT

13000+

RESIDENTS OF RURAL OR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT FROM THE SEWING RESOURCES AND SKILLS TRAINING

200+

GIRLS AND WOMEN WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THE SKILLS TRAINING AND PRODUCTS THAT WILL BE PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THE REUSABLE SANITARY PAD PROGRAM

50+

GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN FROM THE USA AND KENYA COMBINED WILL COME TOGETHER TO SHARE IN CULTURAL EDUCATION AND IMMERSION OPPORTUNITIES

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WOMAN-POWERED ENTITIES ARE COMBINING RESOURCES AND EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY TO EMPOWER GIRLS AND FELLOW WOMEN IN KENYA.

MORE ARE WELCOME!

 

SUPPORT THIS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR AMERICAN AND KENYAN GIRLS!

Choose a category below and donate directly to the nonprofit or social enterprise managing the category you have chosen 

THE PARTNERS

 
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TRAVEL LOGISTICS & CULTURAL IMMERSION

SANGUINETTI & COMPANY

An international business based in Florida offering professional services, specializing in promoting trade linkages between Africa and USA while creating meaningful cultural and educational experiences. This company is handling the travel planning and logistics as well as bringing donated supplies and  other resources to the local tribes and villages visited during the project.

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CREATIVITY & SKILLS TRAINING

DESIGNLAB GIVE, MIAMI

Designlab Give is a 501 (C) 3, tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Miami, USA. It is the nonprofit arm of Design Lab Miami. The organization offers creative hand and machine sewing programs for identified students or youth groups, particularly those from poor economic backgrounds, in an effort to spark creativity and self-reliance in them, with a focus on the values of sustainability, recycling and fair trade in fashion. Designlab Give will be volunteering their time and expertise, donating sewing machines, recycled fabric and all the necessary sewing supplies needed to execute the project.

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INNER WELLNESS

& EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

DREAM SPONSORS, INC.

A nonprofit organization creating networks of support through sponsorship to assist African orphans with the emotional support and basic needs to transform their dreams into reality. This organization is leading an inner wellness and emotional support program, My Girl TRIBE, specifically for girls and women and to compliment the skills taught during the visit.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ONE WAY OUT

One Way Out (OWO) is a 501 (C) 3, tax-exempt non-profit organization based in North Carolina, USA. Their mission is to provide educational opportunities to orphaned and vulnerable children in rural Kenya through educational sponsorship, scholarships and the support of community and non-governmental schools. OWO has been working with Dago village for many years and is facilitating the development of infrastructure for a permanent tailoring workshop to house some of the donated resources. OWO will also be mentoring some of the beneficiaries on continuity and profitability of the operations.

 

LOCATION

3 regions of Kenya with different cultural backgrounds, beliefs and practices will be visited

 

2 week travel and education experience in Kenya

PROPOSED ITINERARY

USEFUL LINKS

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EXPLORE

Participant families and all others are welcome to book our discounted travel offers

TRAVEL TIPS

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QUESTIONS

Ask questions or plan a custom project for your group or organization based on your offered resources

 

Thanks to previous fundraising and event sponsors who have made this joint effort possible...

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LIST OF PROJECT 

SPONSORS 

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