WOMEN'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

The social and economic empowerment of women is Afrikable's main objective. We see it not only as a means of achieving gender equality in itself, but also as a fundamental tool necessary for the overall economic development of developing countries.

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FAIR
TRADE

Fair trade is a tool for global cooperation and justice, a sustainable development strategy…

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CHILD
DEVELOPMENT

Promoting overall child development is another of Afrikable’s key objective.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Through our Lamu Recycling Solution Project, we do environmental protection work…

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VOLUNTEERING AND AWARENESS

At Afrikable we are committed to volunteering as an essential factor for creating real change in society. How about joining us?

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Hooked to this group of brave women

Hooked to this group of brave women

7 years ago, during our first trip to Lamu, Kenya, we met Lola Serra and Merche Cascajero. We were following the project they had recently launched: AFRIKABLE. It gathered a group of 10 women of dif... Leer Más

Ending the circle of needs from social design

Ending the circle of needs from social design

Once we saw the opportunity to set up this project together with Afrikable we did not hesitate. Almost in unison Amparo Balbastre, Carmen Gujarro and I thought that this was another one of those chall... Leer Más

Afrikable is stuck on my heart

Afrikable is stuck on my heart

I’ve been collaborating with them since I found out about the NGO when I was at university thanks to a Free Design Bank collaborative project between designers and different organizations from develop... Leer Más

When dreams come true

When dreams come true

I still remember that day at the library when Carmen Guijarro called us to tell us the news... It has been granted!!!... We did it!!!... Finally the women’s workshop would be a reality!!! My cries of... Leer Más

Response to Male Violence in Lamu

Response to Male Violence in Lamu

During this research study I’ve had the chance to hear stories about brave women who decided to break sexist rules and to move forward. Accepting a job, disposing of their money, divorcing their husba... Leer Más

Male Violence through their eyes

Male Violence through their eyes

Despite it being the aim of my research, it’s a topic difficult to address. For me, it is due to the respect they instill, I’m terrified of them seeing me as a teacher who comes to give moral lessons.... Leer Más

Dignifying the work of women who make the world go around

Dignifying the work of women who make the world go around

What is work? Since the Industrial Revolution in Europe we see work as the one that takes place out of home for which you get a salary in return. However, this leaves out the care of children, home, t... Leer Más

Learning on Equality for a different future

Learning on Equality for a different future

When I talk about education I feel a special respect since both of my parents work in the field, therefore it is a profession I’m close to. But before starting, I would like to reflect on what educati... Leer Más

Back to smiles for miles

Back to smiles for miles

This year I completed the Master’s Degree in Gender and Equality at the University of Pablo de Olivade in Seville and when I had to choose a topic for my Final Project I did not hesitate to focus on a... Leer Más

The Constitution of Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya

Jorge Burón, a Political Science student at UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid), shares his experience during the fourth and last talk of a four-part cycle on Rights, Freedom and Democracy, from the... Leer Más

Women’s Rights

Women’s Rights

Jorge Burón, a Political Science student at UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid), shares his experience during the third talk of a four-part cycle on Rights, Freedom and Democracy, from the point of ... Leer Más

Equality and Gender

Equality and Gender

Jorge Burón, a Political Science student at UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid), shares his experience during the second talk of a four-part cycle on Rights, Freedom and Democracy, from the point of... Leer Más

TESTIMONIES

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“When I see Mariamu reading text messages on her mobile, or Maka returning from school in his uniform, comfortable in his own skin, or when we visit the house under construction, or when I see the satisfaction on Mwanaisha’s face, it makes me aware that change is possible, and then all the effort is...

Lola Serra: Founding member of Afrikable

I just can't forget the women on the project, their children, their stories… I have so many memories! Khadija and Lizian learning to do calculations in Excel, Amina going without eating in order to practise on the sewing machine, Mahmoud gulping at his baby bottle…

Pilar Gómez: 2010 Holidaymaker

My name is Simaloi but my family call me Yeyo, which in Masai for mum. I am 11 years old and my mum has been working for Afrikable for two years. Previously, I lived in Amboseli. I got up at 5 am and waited for my mum to make breakfast if there was food left over from the previous day, then…

Yeyo Thomas

"My life has improved a lot since I started working for Afrikable. I can now send money home regularly and my daughter is studying in the 3rd grade”.

Khadija Hassan: Head of the Fair Trade shop in Lamu, Kenya

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ABOUT AFRIKABLE

Afrikable is a Spanish charitable organisation, registered in the National Register of Associations under number 1/1/594088 and in the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID)'s Register of Non-Governmental Organisations under number 2033.

 

In Kenya our association is called Afrika Able Organization and is registered with Kenya's NGO Coordination Board under number 10976.

WHERE ARE WE

  • Lamu, Kenia.
    Madrid, Spain
  • +34 605 722 162