Free As A Human

FREE AS A HUMAN is a rally to end the sexual exploitation of young girls; the use of child labor and the enslavement of humankind. The campaign, which was Founded in January 2018 by Fashion Designer and social activist ANYANGO MPINGA, is an artistic endeavour whose pilot project will support the fundraising efforts of HAART Kenya. The funds raised will be used to build a sustainable shelter for underaged unaccompanied female victims of Human Trafficking.

HAART Kenya is the only Kenyan non-governmental organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking- also known as modern slavery. Their work, which is focused on the Kenyan and East African region creates awareness against human trafficking in the grassroots communities in Nairobi and its environs, assisting victims of trafficking, prosecuting perpetrators in partnership with other organizations and networks to end modern slavery. HAART runs a shelter for young females who have been rescued from human trafficking between the ages of 6-18 years. Kenya is one of the leading transit points and destinations for Human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa with victims coming in from as far as India and Nepal. HAART Kenya is doing something about this conundrum and uses art as a tool to create awareness and has a project specifically for this purpose. Anyango Mpinga currently supports HAART Kenya by donating a percentage of profits from the sale of branded FREE AS A HUMAN merchandise.

Trafficking in the manufacturing supply chain- the issue of the use of forced labor in the fashion industry has been a discussion over the years. Many brands cannot ascertain that their supply chain is free of forced labor and there is need of more players in the fashion industry to address this issue and adopt a more sustainable approach. Anyango’s Contemporary Slow Fashion Brand is renowned for advocating sustainable manufacturing practices, with a transparent supply chain to ensure workers are paid fairly and under safe working conditions. This project highlights key practices that fashion companies can enforce within the industry. All branded Free As A Human items will be available for online purchase from July 5th, which is the official launch date.

To pre-order your FREE AS A HUMAN branded items, email atelier@anyangompinga.com

To donate to HAART follow this link https://haartkenya.org/donate/