Ndara ti beafrika
Ndara in the Central African Republic; a story of skills, determination and perseverance.
If you were to research the Central African Republic you would find miles and miles of reports, articles and studies on the ongoing war in the country. If you were to go back in history to look for information, you would mostly find the same narrative – war, strife, suffering. Or, you would find little to no narrative at all.
While the atrocities of war and the horrific human suffering are true, there is more to the Central African Republic and its people than that.
Ndara will tell the world another story about Central Africans. We will tell you the stories of the men and women who are skilled in survival against all odds, who are resilient. People who, in the face of violence and poverty and with great pride and joy, create communities, families and beautiful handmade products.
Ndara is a company that will strive to make these products and stories available to you wherever you are, so that you too can begin to tell a story of hope and perseverance in CAR.
Through trade, Ndara creates social and economic empowerment. We build relationships, train entrepreneurs, expand markets and promote craft traditions. We believe that the power to change one's circumstances starts with independence and self-reliance.