Our Story

Our Vision

We’re not African-inspired, made elsewhere. We’re African; in, by and for Africa. Mandinka Home Shop understands the importance of buying from African artisans to circulate wealth in our communities. We wanted to create a brand in the market, that highlights our culture and the spirit of our people. We’re the trendsetters, the tastemakers, the architects of culture. The story of Africa, of black people, of Africans, has too often been mistold. Mandinka Home Shop shares our story, our way: locally sourced crafts and garments, from native people, birthed by the African continent and steeped in tradition. By employing local people in Africa, Mandinka Home Shop helps them create a sustainable, independent lifestyle for themselves and their families.


Mandinka Home Shop maintains accountability through constant contact with artisans, our shoppers, and partnered organizations. These important meeting sessions allow us to: confirm that payments are being received and properly allocated to individual artisans discuss problems, implementation of new designs and strategies for future development conduct training sessions with export agents, team leaders and artisans to further streamline operations, increase production capacity and reduce errors emphasize our ongoing commitment to each artisan's or group's success We are the sons and daughters of Africa. Our heart will forever beat to the sounds of her drums.


Mandinka Home Shop is concerned primarily with solving social and humanitarian problems. This requires defined program objectives, grants, and other activities in an effort to solve problems specific to those stated above. Mandinka Home Shop identifies indicators of progress and criteria for evaluating success; and has proven that the company is prepared to stay the course.

National Investments for Africa

The National Investments for Africa (NIAfrica) connects successful African expatriates to ambitious and nuanced NGOs uplifting rural communities across Africa. Through cooperative investment our tribe sponsors secondary school education, and youth entrepreneurship in Sustainability, Girls & Women, and Global Health.

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