StashBelt is a partnership between African artisans and Canadian entrepreneurs. We believe in trade not aid, empathy not pity. 

Starting off at a small workshop near Kikomba Market in Nairobi, Kenya, we provide on-the-job training and competitive wages in a country where human development is hampered by chronically high unemployment. We leverage Kenya's abundant, graze-fed leather and untapped human potential to create high-quality products, then send a portion of profits into Kenyan business start-ups to pay forward our success!

For the whole story (and tips for fellow entrepreneurs), check out our Stash Blog and follow us on Twitter!


Believing that only grassroots wealth creation can raise nations and individuals from the cycle of poverty, StashBelt was formed to raise the standard of living of all involved. 


New Website!

October 17, 2014

Veteran StashFans will see a BIG difference today as we've got some new digs! As always Nigel Burke has come through with great service, on time and on budget :)   We can't thank him enough - if you need web design service - call Nigel! Continue Reading →

Part 2 - StashBelt does Washington DC!

June 19, 2014

Hello! And Welcome back to Part 2 of StashBelt does Washington DC!   We left off with our intrepid travellers seeking slumber at the HAMILTON CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL - this is a great spot by the way for people seeking great accommodations - close to just about everything downtown at a reasonable rate.... Big thanks to the Day Manager, Raffi (I believe it was) scored me some color printing "pro bono" just in the nick of time. Since we were in town on both Business and Pleasure we balanced our days getting in as much sight seeing in as we could during off hours and in the evenings after the convention. I can easily say Washington - even at night... Continue Reading →