Our name, Webale means thank you in Luganda, a language spoken in Central Uganda. We create high-quality fair trade table placemats/napkins using African fabric known as Kitenge. We are a social economic enterprise committed to including Ugandan voices in the mainstream conversation. We strive to empower young women at Namukozi Child Development Center by providing 17% of all proceed to their education/small business.
Webale was birthed when a Peace Corps volunteer, Zuri, and a fashion designer based in Kampala, Uganda, Naira, met from a mutual friend. Ugandans have an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, which prompted Naira to reach out to Zuri with an idea for a small business of selling Kitengue placemats/napkins. As a recent Peace Corps evacuee whose service was abruptly ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zuri offered to help, and before you know it, Webale came to life. There have been some challenges collaborating long-distance, but they make it work. They hope people will see their passion for bringing color and people to the table with their Webale placemats.