Ensures fair living wage for producers
Discloses the community being impacted
Reduces the environmental impact
Focusses on women producers
Created using handcrafted methods
Made out of responsible materials
Uses portion of proceeds to give back to the community
Azizi is a Swahili word that means precious or treasured, and it is Azizi Life’s belief that every person’s life is Azizi. Azizi Life is a fair trade organization dedicated to partnering with skilled Rwandan artisans in their vision to lift their families from poverty. Working since 2008, they have now cultivated partnerships with more than 700 artisans. Azizi Life serves as a bridge, linking artisans, designers, and global customers to offer high-quality, ethically sourced goods for life and gifting. Their fair-trade impact goes beyond livable wages to include resources for growth and investment in their Rwandan-led community impact projects.
As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Azizi Life is committed to long-term, loving relationships, ethical practices, and fair wages. With their fair trade income, parents are caring for the health, nutrition, and education of their children. By the work of their hands, women are becoming financial contributors in their families and leaders in their communities. Azizi Life is honored to share in the artisans’ vision for a better future. Azizi Life’s unique model centers on a local leadership team in Rwanda, running a family of social enterprises working with artisans, beekeepers, and cultural experience hostesses. These businesses donate at least 20% of profits annually to their local nonprofit organization, Azizi Life Impact. Their nonprofit work also includes literacy classes for adults. Since 2017, over 3500 people from rural communities and from the local prison have learned to read and write, bringing inspiring change to their lives, their families and their communities.