Afrikan Wear Design was founded by Marilyn Hokororo in 2009 to enable vulnerable members of the community to earn a fair income. The project manufactures products such as shawls, carpets, blankets, necklaces, belts, bracelets, earrings, and key chains. Approximately half of the employees are female, mostly single mothers who struggle to provide for their children. On average, women in Tanzania have five children, and providing for them without a partner is extremely difficult. Single mothers face a lot of challenges including patriarchal stereotypes that women are weak or inferior, which makes it hard for them to find a job. Afrikan Wear Design wants to help these women believe in themselves and their abilities, and provide them with the opportunity to take care of their children and earn an income.