Master carver Amani’s childhood was shaped mainly by his mother’s love and her desire to see him live a productive life. He saw his mother work very hard to support his education while his father was largely absent. He vowed to be a role model for his children. That drove him to set up his own craft shop with support from African Heritage Collection.
Today Amani's fortunes have turned around. He is well established and his business continues to flourish and provide income to support his family and educate his children. He plans to give back to his community by providing opportunities for emerging artisans.
Amani's shop produces a wide range of colorful products including Walking Sticks, Spirit of Africa Mask, Moment of Silence, and Zulu Queen. We salute Amani for a job well done!