The African Dog is a social enterprise founded by Baobuyu Learning Center
Here at Baobuyu we are huge dog lovers – and when we realised that there were no souvenirs on offer for our four legged friends, we began creating handmade doggy bandanas out of printed African chitenge material. Chitenge is a bright, durable fabric which features a huge variety of African inspired traditional and modern prints.
The African Dog was born, and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
After much trial and error, we debuted our bandana collection in March 2019. Bandanas have been available to purchase at a range of restaurants and lodges in Livingstone since, and we are looking to stock bandanas in as many local gift shops as possible!
Proceeds from the sales of our bandanas go directly towards empowering our Womens and Girl’s groups through the provision of skills training and activities.
In 2019 our bandana’s went internationally and we sold them in US, UK, The Netherlands and in Canada.
If you are interested in purchasing a bandana from outside of Zambia or if you are interested in selling our bandanas for us in your country; please get in touch – we may be able to arrange a special delivery with visitors or friends returning home from Zambia!