CHAKO means ‘yours’ in Swahili
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By creating employment, educating, training, empowering and exposing the women, they become more self-aware and independent. We are encouraging women on Zanzibar to be creative, show their power and learn them to work in a professional environment.
By employing the women they receive a reliable monthly income which creates a more stable situation for their families and themselves.
The tourism industry creates a lot of opportunities for Zanzibar and its people. At the same time it also creates waste. Waste is difficult to process on the island. Things like brochures, bottles or glass can easily be given a new life. This is exactly what we do at CHAKO!
All CHAKO products are locally made in our workshop, combining waste and local materials. This way we stimulate the Zanzibar community while offering you a nice souvenir to take home!
I like the idea that we can get our salary out of waste from tourists at CHAKO. It is a good system which creates employment for us.
At CHAKO I become more creative, which will help me later in my life. I get the opportunity to improve myself. Besides my experiences at CHAKO I also learn English now.
At CHAKO I realized that you can make beautiful products out of waste. Nowadays I got a new function which let me do my favorite thing: sewing!
I work here together with two of my older sisters. CHAKO gives me, and other people with hardly any eduction, the chance to get more experience.
At CHAKO I get the chance to be creative. I get more influences here than at my earlier job, which gives me the opportunity to improve myself.
I am one of the three employees who worked at CHAKO since the first day. I like the idea that CHAKO cleans the environment and in the end of the day, we gain something from it!
I like working together with a variety of people with different ideas. It is nice to share this ideas during work!
At CHAKO I get chances to get more experience and share them with my colleagues, that makes me very happy! There is a variety of employees from different religions. We could learn from each other. We work together like a big family!