MADE IN ZANZIBAR
With this tour, we want to show you a different side of Zanzibar. We will introduce you to three different social enterprises which are producing in Zanzibar and exporting worldwide. We guaranty, that you will not believe your eyes, what sustainable and social impact can create. Come with us and we show you the “other Zanzibar” and you will even have the chance to buy products on wholesale rates.
A social enterprise or social business is defined as a business with specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment, and the profits are principally used to fund social programs.
ZALT – Zanzibar Salt with a Story
3 Girlfriends discovered the Pemba Salt Farmers and brainstormed how to improve the farmers life, while refining the precious sea salt. They founded Swahili Coast Salt Company, with its two brands, ZALT (refined with Spices and for export) and MAWIMBI (sold on the local market of Tanzania). We will show you how the hand harvested salt from Pemba is hand mixed and refined in Zanzibar and prepared for export. Have you seen it on your table in your restaurant already?
The company was founded 2012 by Michael Haentjes and Friedemann Gille. 1001 Organic is managed by Raphael Flury, a Swiss lawyer with professional experience in natural commodities. The company manages the whole production chain from farming to processing and exporting of spices. In 2019 the company was rewarded with the Monde Selection Gold Aware for its unique black pepper.
1001 Organic applies economic strategies to improve the social, ecological, and financial livelihood of small-scale farmer cooperatives. They have over one hundred farmers they work with from the seed to the harvest.
Chako initial worked according the “Tourist2Tourist” concept, meaning we make souvenirs for tourists from the waste that tourists directly produce. This offers tourists a way to reduce their negative impact on the island with a positive approach; by buying original, innovative souvenirs for friends and family. Nowadays, their products do not only reach tourists, but also other people around the globe.
CHAKO encourages learning by doing and encourages local artisan craft producers, mostly women, to be creative and artistic without any limitations.
CHAKO is Upcycled & Uplifted!