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Msichana means “Young Woman” in Swahili, a language born of blended cultures including Africans, Arabs, and Europeans, and used in different countries across Africa.

At Msichana, we aim to build long-term, sustainable growth through education, employment and development programs for women, unleashing further benefit to their families and communities.

About Us

There is overwhelming quantitative evidence that women’s empowerment and gender equality are associated with peace and stability in society; yet women are an undermined group, working in vulnerable, low-paid, or undervalued jobs, and are more likely to end their lives in poverty. Msichana aims to generate commercial enterprise and self-sustaining local communities by empowering these women through employment, improved working conditions and development programs.

We achieve our goals by focusing on four key areas:

  • Education and Mentorship
  • Security and Equality
  • Family Life
  • Culture
Learn more about our Focus Areas

 

The Idea

The founder of Msichana was born and raised in Uganda, and moved to Canada at 18 to pursue higher education. After more than a decade, Canada is now home but her roots in Africa remain close to heart. Passionate about women’s issues and diversity, she is building Msichana as a way to empower women and build bridges through genuine exposure to issues affecting people across the globe.

Our vision of multiculturalism is applied to fashion through clothing that fuses modern aesthetics with the richness of diverse cultures.
We are working away on our  initial clothing line to debut in Fall 2017!

Beyond fashion, Msichana serves as a channel for people to share and discover authentic cultural experiences through travel, art, food, music and literature.

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Press

In preparation for our 2017 release in Canada, we used Ed&Lorna’s wedding as a test-run/ opportunity to showcase our vision of multiculturalism. Our designs captivated in the bridesmaids’ dresses and the traditional wedding attire while friends from different corners of the world got a firsthand experience of Uganda’s beauty and the Kinyankore culture. our story was featured in The Edmonton Journal 

Contact us

Catalyzing change by elevating women and unlocking their potential.

Msichana Inc.
Edmonton, AB
CANADA

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