Mayamiko translates to ‘praise’ in Chewa and this is part of the core philosophy driving Mayamiko’s success. After working on development projects in Malawi for nearly three years, founder Paola Masperi realised the most effective way to help communities facing economic and social hardship was to nurture their local talents. As an alternative to aid, Mayamiko was set up to harness local tailoring and seamstress skills, creating beautiful garments while providing training and job opportunities for lasting social impact.

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