Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-qualtiy, handmade jewellery, glassware and homeware using recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into development of new products and further employment of disabled people.
Combining an uplifting local community project with unique artistic activities and an opportunity to purchase handmade gifts, Shanga has been a favourite Arusha tourist destination since its inception in 2007.
Shanga is a project of Elewana as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to the people of Tanzania. Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is the home of Shanga, which comprises an open workshop for glass-blowing, weaving, sewing, tingtinga painting, bead-making and metal work, as well as a shop showcasing handmade Shanga products.