OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Exposing the hidden cultures of Africa while giving back to its communities.
LAKIKA is a brand that encapsulates the vibrant cultures of Africa and its people. We’re not just a brand, we’re a lifestyle. A lifestyle geared towards upliftment of a people and opportunity for the people.
“LAKIKA” which translates to authentic in bamanan, the native language of Mali, accentuates one of our brand’s values. All of our products are handmade in the local communities of Africa, by the people, for the people.
We are Africa’s online marketplace. We are providing a platform for craftsmen and women to expose their artwork, home decor, clothing and textiles to worlds beyond their own.
At LAKIKA, we are dedicated to creating more jobs and fostering opportunities in countries like Mali and beyond. By shopping with us, you are furthering your commitments alongside ours, to build strong communities with opportunity, so that someday, they too may possess the resources to become who they have always dreamed to be.
There’s a proverb in Mali that says...“Boloden kelen te bele ta”
One finger can not pick up gravel. It takes many working hands to make a difference. In order to achieve a greater purpose, we need to support and uplift one another.