Black Mamba creates spicy fair trade sauces and chutneys made from local, organically grown chilies and other fresh ingredients. Your purchase supports disadvantaged groups with fair wages—most of whom are "gogos," women supporting grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Started by a husband-and-wife team, Black Mamba made its debut at a local eSwatini arts festival in 2010, selling all 400 bottles right away. Since then, the company has gone from a single employee to nearly 60, uplifting Swazi women and their families by providing sustainable incomes and employment to small local farmers. Women grow chilies from their home gardens, enabling them to simultaneously care for their children and grandchild, and reinvest incomes back into their local communities. Black Mamba trains their farmers in organic growing practices and permaculture, creating a healthier environment for all. On average, every grower shares these skills with up to 10 neighbors, creating a positive ripple effect that improves the livelihoods of local farmers, one garden at a time.
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