How It Works


Through our efforts to link artisan-shoemakers in Rwanda with Western markets, these atinga artisans now have an opportunity to showcase their handiwork, improve their lives, and bring development to their respective communities; a process with which the Atinga Collective (supporters like you!) can walk as new stories unfold.


Abundance of tires + lack of cheap shoes + ingenuity, resourcefulness, skill = a pair of atingas. 


 The Atinga Project promotes Western consumer recognition of and response to the local capabilities of African communities, supporting their dignity and development through the sale of their recycled taxi-tire sandals.