LivAfrika is a social enterprise whose mission is to help support women artisans and their children affected by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS and gender inequality. At our root, we’re about empowering women to build their self-esteem and sense of self-worth; it's the philosophy of a “Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” that we believe creates sustainable and positive change.

With any purchase of these hand-made, Fair Trade produced goods from artisans all over Africa, you are making a statement about hope and compassion. Your purchases directly support women and children and I can personally attest that both you and LivAfrika are helping positively transform their lives and the lives of generations to come.

THANK YOU for supporting our mission and for sharing in our passion to help the women and children of South Africa. The video below was created in the initial year I started LivAfrika, formerly called Sita's Emporium, and it does a great job of explaining why I am so passionate about this cause and the mission and vision of LivAfrika today.

Sita Monti, Founder

Empowering Women, Transforming Lives