To help women living in poverty gain confidence to step outside their local communities.
To help women living in poverty gain skills and capabilities necessary to produce quality products and manage their operations.
To help women living in poverty produce ethically made quality products for global buyers.
Ubuntu at Work offers training and support to artisans from across the world. Through our local partners, we connect artisans to global markets and help them plug into global supply chains. Thus transforming the lives of artisans and giving global supply chains greater integrity.
We are expanding our training programs geographically. We are developing innovative and technologically savvy ways to deliver our training materials to thousands of urban and rural women living in poverty.
Thousands of urban members of our partners are active in the recycling industry. Unfortunately, most are trapped at the lowest end of this industry. They pick rags and sort trash to earn a meager living. Our focus is on developing training and income-generation programs to help them find their path out of poverty.
As we help our members produce ethical and sustainable products for global retailers, we are continually focused on developing new and technologically advanced products that our members might be able to produce.
ABSTRACT Following hundreds of years of oppression under colonial rule and decades as a pawn in a bipolar world, Africa has been left a damaged continent. Here Kumi Naidoo explains this historical context in which a new pan-African civil society initiative ...more
From Sonia Diaz on the WIEGO website: "The fact that waste pickers are capable of voicing their concerns, responding to challenges, and contributing to cities and to the urban economy is very often ignored. The recently released Informal Economy Monitoring Study’s (IEMS) ...more
[with Ingrid Kvangraven (firstname.lastname@example.org); The New School for Social Research, New York: published in a slightly different version today on the FT online] Should we really have new global development goals? The push for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — meant to guide the process of ...more
According Krishna Byre Gowda (Agriculture Minister, Karnataka), 70% of agriculture in the Indian state of Kartaka is directly dependent on rainfall. A small portion of the agriculture takes place in high rainfall areas where irrigation is less of a ...more
By Mary Robinson, Christina Figueres, Amina J. Mohammed Mary Robinson, a former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change Christiana Figueres is Executive ...more
Sabka saath, sabka vikas: development for everyone. That was the campaign slogan of India's new prime minister Narendra Modi during the recent elections. In about two months, Modi will join other business and political leaders in New York to pledge what they will do ...more
Report Credits: Matthew Rudolph, Avital Datskovsky, Kaavya Raman, Darlene Currie, Vibha Pingle Photo Credits: Clare Arni, Vibha Pingle Click on the image below to read the reportmore
Dear Friends of Ubuntu at Work, We hope your 2015 is off to a great start. We have been planning initiatives to expand and deepen our impact in 2015 and are eager to launch them in the coming weeks and months. ...more
We've been extremely busy launching new initiatives and workspaces and have not been updating our website as often as we'd like. Apologies! In the past 6 months, we've launched workspaces in Uganda and Indonesia, and increased the number of our workspaces ...more
We are a US nonprofit social enterprise focused on helping women living in poverty gain skills and capabilities to take advantage of global resources.
Asia (India, Indonesia), Africa (South Africa, Uganda).
WIEGO, AIACA, HomeNet Asia, Ubuntu Kerya Bali.
As an African, I find it interesting whenever I see the word Ubuntu being used. Given that Ubuntu is seen in Africa as the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity" or the idea that "I am because you are" or "a person is a person only through other people", it is both inspiring and sometimes unsettling because sometimes the people or organizations that use this do not reflect the core central idea of compassionate citizenship.
In the work that Vibha and Ubuntu have been doing over the years I have been deeply inspired and believe its work affords the respect and dignity to the original idea behind the important philosophical notion of Ubuntu
Kumi Naidoo, 2015
Please email email@example.com if you’re interested in ordering products made by our members. All our products are ethically and sustainably made. We supply our products to retailers around the world. We welcome high-volume orders for our products. Please email us for a copy of our more recent product catalog r to request samples.
We welcome volunteers from around the world and our volunteers work in a variety of subject areas and locations. If you’re interested in volunteering at Ubuntu at Work please send us an email about the areas (subject and geographical) where you’d like to volunteer and your bio. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We welcome donations! Please donate via the donate link on our website or via Network for Good.
Ubuntu at Work Inc
75-83 Cambridge Parkway, E407
Cambridge, MA 02142