The L.I.F.E. Line (Livelihood, Invest, Future, Empower) is a sewing project that improves the lives of a special group of women and children in Kenya. The group is called Malaika Mums and this sustainable program provides the opportunity for these women to earn an income for their families, support an education for their children, and create products that improve the environment.
Due to increased production and rapid growth of the L.I.F.E. Line, the Mums have moved from the CTC offices into a new facility, called the L.I.F.E. Line Studio.
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- Currently employ 27 mothers who were previously unemployed, ranging in age from 22-49 years old.
- 19 of the Mums have children with special needs in the Malaika Kids program, and 2 of the Mums have physical disabilities themselves.
- 1 full-time Malaika Mums Coordinator and 1 full-time L.I.F.E. Line Operations Manager.
- Began sewing L.I.F.E. Bags (reusable cotton bags) in 2008 and expanded to a second product, the L.I.F.E. Jacket, in 2011.
- Over 200,000 L.I.F.E. Jackets have been sold since 2011 and the Malaika Mums program has tripled.
- Just one L.I.F.E. Jacket can save 17.9 pounds of trash a year.
All L.I.F.E. Line products are made from 100% East African cotton and screen printed in Kenya.
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