Asandé launched in August 2018 and since then we have been working hard to do 3 things … 
We work both in DR Congo and in South Africa with local women providing resources & training to move their lives forward. 



Over the last 3 years we’ve raised a significant amount of money. Every penny helps fund an initiative called The Mother’s Union which works in every province of DR Congo providing holistic care, skills training & seed funding for micro-enterprise. 

The lives of women like Masika have been radically changed by The Mother’s Union. After fleeing her village because her granddaughter was raped by the rebels she has been residing in Beni as a refugee. The Mother’s Union has supported her, is teaching her to read and write and helping her create a bright future for her family. We’re proud to support their work on the ground in Congo.

We have people who support our work from all over the world. Either purchasing our merchandise or donating to our work directly. 



In 2021 for SA Women’s Day we partnered with Rape Crisis Centre Cape Town and created merchandise focussed on specifically raising funds for their work to combat the rape epidemic in South Africa.

Our local impact in South Africa has included working closely with women in need of support and skills training.

We met Barbara in 2019 and have had the privilege of supporting her work as a seamstress. We’ve been able to provide employment through her creation of our homewares rang.

We work closely with Esther & her husbandBernard supporting them holistically as refugeeshere in SA. Through training her in weaving shecreated her own business which still runs today!

Rachelle attended a sewing training day and wasgifted a sewing machine. We hope she’ll use it tocreate income for her family.


During COVID we launched a Covid response initiative to help families living in the informal settlements in the Western Cape. The money raised provided food and care packages for mothers so they were able to provide for their babies.