This is what you call a wallet with a difference. Every time you reach for your wallet feel chuffed that your money has supported an organisation that is making a real difference.
The Ndalama is made from upcycled inner tubes by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. This classic style wallet with a Malawian twist has four handy credit card slots and a large note section.
This wallet is lined with eye catching “Chitenge” fabric, a wax-printed 100% cotton and is bound with cotton binding.
‘Ndalama’ simply means ‘money’ in Chichewa. My daughter loves saying "Come on dad, get your ‘Ndalama’ out!"
Some of our upcycled inner tubes have manufacturers writing or the odd puncture repair patch meaning no two wallets will ever be identical. Guaranteed unique!
Measure: Length 9.5cm Width 11cm
Helping to end poverty in one of the poorest communities in the world. Currently employing 10 Malawian tailors full time, but with ambitions to grow this to a team of 100, they earn a good wage and can support their families, without any charity donations or handouts.
Cycle of Good is the latest initiative to join a hub of social enterprises created by the charity over the past ten years. Situated in Chilomoni Township, Malawi, the enterprises together employ 500 people who have trained and worked to create businesses that fund a vital children’s centre.
The centre provides early years care and family support to around 2000 vulnerable children at any one time. It’s a quiet revolution of skills building and economic growth in a country with no welfare state: if you don’t earn, you don’t eat. Cycle of Good builds on all of this amazing work to make something even more wonderful.
They now collect waste inner tubes and other products, ship them in their containers to Malawi and give them to the tailors who carefully craft useful and beautiful items. They also carefully source other Malawian made items, especially when they are made from recycled and sustainable materials.
They ship all these amazing products back to the UK where they sell them to lovely people like you! The profits pay for them to send more containers to Malawi and all surpluses directly fund the work of the children’s centre. That is why they call it the Cycle of Good!