Siwema was born under the tropical sun of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She grew up in a large family of seven siblings. After completing her first few years of secondary school, she signed up at a vocational college where she learnt her fabulous sewing skills. She moved to Dodoma City where she worked avidly as a tailor, creating bright and beautiful Tanzanian dresses, shirts and trousers. If someone asked for it; she could create it.
After moving back to Dar Es Salaam, Siwema joined Moyo Moyo and began creating the colourful bags you see here. She likes Moyo because of the team she works with. Having an income means she is able to buy her entire family food as well as starting to accumulate a disposable income.
Currently, her long term plans are to save the money she earns and to open her own tailoring studio.
Oh and FYI…her favourite food is rice and fish. So if you ever take a trip to Dar Es Salaam she can treat you to this tasty Tanzanian custom.