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about awava

Awava is a fair trade social enterprise working with women in post-conflict Uganda. We believe that economic empowerment is the foundation necessary to achieve sustained peace and positive development in northern Uganda and beyond.  

Awava was founded in 2008 by Kate von Achen, who had moved from Kansas to Uganda in 2007 to obtain her MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. 

Awava has sustained herself through laughter, hard work, amazing volunteers and LOTS of rolex (an amazing Ugandan street food reminiscent of an American breakfast burrito).