One of our students whose education is supported through Kayoong scholarships will be starting first grade at a new school this week. She has been reviewing what she learned last year, has her backpack and…Read More
Mme Jeanne is baking again!
Kayoong Community congratulates Mme Jeanne on repaying her microloan in full! Mme Jeanne founded a business baking small snack cakes and doughnuts in her home 10 years ago. Over the years, her business grew to…Read More
“A chaque panier vendu, un ange reçoit ses ailes…”
“Chaque fois qu’un panier Kayoong se vend, un ange reçoit ses ailes.” Non, ce n’est pas vraiment correcte. Mais alors qu’est-ce qui se passe ? Bien, tout d’abord, l’artisan a déjà reçu un bon salaire…Read More
Now in Bamako!
Kayoong is going East! You can now find our handmade rugs, baskets and handbags at the Niaréla showroom on Rue 420 in Bamako, Mali. A new selection from our current collection is en route and…Read More
A very sweet microloan
Every year in May, the honey harvesting season in begins in the Casamance region of Senegal. In 2016, a widow and mother of three gathered her savings and purchased 36 liters of this renowned honey…Read More
NEW! Diambar mugs
Diambar = Warrior in Wolof Our limited edition mugs are available only at Melo Patisserie in Mamelles. Thanks to a generous agreement with the production company, 75% of each 5000 CFA sale goes to pay school…Read More
Congratulations to our students!
We just finalized the last money transfers for our 2017-18 scholarship recipients! Through your purchases of Kayoong baskets, rugs and other specialty items, 26 students were able to attend school this year. The youngest is…Read More
Buy one, give one!
MINIBAP, APIAfrique and Kayoong Community are working together to give back to the women of Senegal. For every diaper or sanitary pad pack purchased at the special Buy One, Give One (BOGO) price, the same…Read More
“A basket sells, an angel gets its wings…”
“Every time a Kayoong basket sells, an angel gets its wings.” No, that’s not quite right. So what does happen? Well, first of all the artisan has already received good pay for good work. The…Read More
Microloans for amazing women
Kayoong Community is pleased to introduce its first microloan recipient, Madame Combé. Madame Combé lives in the Ouakam area of Dakar and for many years has supported herself and her children through the small shop…Read More