Nafasi Designs is a socially innovative platform that provides refugees resettled in Las Vegas a way to become self-reliant.
Nafasi means "opportunity/favorable circumstance" in Swahili
We provide opportunity to refugees by training them to make beautiful handmade products and helping them sell those items through our website and other vendors.
Many refugees struggle to find work because of language and cultural barriers. As you can imagine, this can be very hard on them emotionally. By teaching them new skills and even helping them to discover hidden talents, we are giving them a sense of purpose, self-worth, and contribution. Our Nafasi Design volunteers are also able to form and foster friendships, and give hope to others that there are better days to come.
Nafasi items are now available to purchase at the Lighthouse Charities Distribution Center
M-F 9am-1pm. 3435 W Cheyenne Ave. #103, NLV 89032.
For more details, please email Katie Leavitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)