‘Dada’ in Swahili means sister and is a term that is used for addressing an elder sister or another woman respectfully. Dada is set up as a socially responsible business network with women in the rural north of Unguja Island. The Dada cooperatives produce delicacies and wholesome food such as dried fruit and spices, sugar reduced jams, fruit and spice mustards and sweet and savoury snacks as well as a range of natural cosmetics and spa products. The raw materials are sourced locally and processed using energy-conserving methods, e.g. solar cookers, solar dryers and fire wood saving clay stoves. In this way, Dada creates income opportunities for socially disadvantaged women and acts as a platform to share practical ideas of how to use our resources wisely. Dada is a project by solarafrica.network.
Spread the Love! At Weddings on Zanzibar we like to extend our belief in the love and commitment, to the community around us for many of the basic amenities we take for granted in the developed world.
If you would also like to ‘spread the love’ of your wedding to those less fortunate, may we suggest that you let us know what you would like to donate, and let us pass on your gift personally to non Government trusted organizations.
Equally, many of the guests who attend the weddings that we organize often ask if there is something they can bring to help the local people, so please find the following details on how, as visitors to Zanzibar, with donations however big or small, you can make a real difference.
Please find below the details of the various beneficiaries with which we have established partnerships. There are many more NGO’s and even more projects, so if there is any particular field that is close to your heart, do let me know and I will find out more and put you in the right direction for your donation.
Spread the Love!
Donna and the Zanzibar Weddings Team