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We’ve got an exciting announcement. This year marks lemlem’s 10th year anniversary and to celebrate and make our impact in Africa even stronger, The Liya Kebede Foundation is changing its name to lemlem Foundation. The shared name - to bloom in the Ethiopian language of Amharic - perfectly expresses our mutual goal to help women thrive both within lemlem’s studios and throughout Africa.
Our mission is expanding too as we set forth this to address the evolving set of issues that matter most to women in Africa. Our core work to promote maternal health by training midwives and health workers will continue with our terrific partner Amref Health Africa. And this year we will be adding new programming to promote women’s economic empowerment too.
Stay tuned and thank you for all your support. Five percent of all direct lemlem sales are contributed to make our work possible.