Handmade masks made of Kikoyi

The Mask Project

August 27, 2020  

When the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world, it affected everyone differently. In Southwestern Uganda, the strict government lockdown meant no more school and a crushed economy. While the area has so far remained free of the disease, the communities where the Paper Fig Foundation works are struggling to keep food on the table. Keeping our staff in Uganda healthy is at the top of our list of priorities, along with keeping our health center open so we can meet any health obstacles we encounter. 

That's why we enlisted the help of our Board to create The Mask Project. We hired 8 tailors (6 women and 2 men) to make 150 masks. The money they earned from making these masks has already ensured a month of food for themselves and their families. Now we are going to sell these beautiful masks in the US, and all proceeds go to the Paper Fig Foundation so we can continue doing this important work. 

When you make a donation of $25 we will send you a Kikoyi mask made by either Medrine, Jasmine, Dirian, or one of the PFF alumni. We thank you for your support. 

For $100 or more, we will send you 2 Kikoyi masks and one limited edition African print mask made by Fiona Naigwe, one of the PFF mentors who lives in Kampala.

Please fill out this form so we can get your Thank You gifts in the mail to you as soon as possible!

No matter what you give, you are supporting our ability to continue to provide an income for the PFF community in this challenging time.