Tembo Trading Partners with Fashion Hope – Sustainable for Life!


Sustainable for Life is a project involving the fashion industry and the non-profit arena (Tembo Trading) to create ethical manufacturing jobs in Kenya. This is the first of its kind in the area. Marc Palmer, Dr. Debra Akre and Jeana King have been talking about how to better serve the population in developing nations via the fashion world. Over the past three plus years Sustainable for Life has been taking shape.

Sustainable for Life is currently working with women in the Ngong slum who have been thrown out of their families because they are dealing with AIDS.

As Marc has stated we are about “teaching a man to fish” allowing people to live a life with dignity and hope. We are working towards long term solutions for ending poverty. This is a not quick fix –  it is about transforming a society that has independence but still struggles with being independent.

Please help us with making this project a reality by donating via PayPal or credit card on this website.

“As an instructor in Kenya’s government leadership workshops, co-sponsored by Tembo Trading Education Project, I saw first hand the remarkable work of Tembo in Kenya’s schools. The power of education is the best defense against poverty and the destructive forces of Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda terrorists.” Judge Michael C. Hayden, Superior Court of the State of Washington, retired.

One of our graduates currently attending university, Kiema Musau, posted on Facebook in response to Judge Hayden’s comment – “Am living proof.  No doubt about it!”