Zambeezi

Artisan Organization: Zambeezi

Country: Zambia

Since bees source their pollen from wide swathes of land, organic beeswax indicates the presence of a large, utterly wild region, untainted by chemicals. The beeswax and exotic mungongo oil in your new lip balm were sourced from the unspoiled forests of central Africa, where Brownd (Kahona) Kalenda and his wife and family live.

Kahona works hard to bring beeswax to the world while helping the people of his community. He loves being able to give widows meaningful employment and a fair and living wage through work with Zambeezi. Having adopted two orphan boys into their family, he and his wife also plan to build an orphanage on the small plot of land they’ve recently purchased.

As a company, Zambeezi is committed to providing the people of Africa’s pristine subtropical forests sources of income other than timber and strip mining, sources more sustainable for people and land alike.