Designer and founder, Samantha Khoury, initially began her life after college working in the nonprofit sector helping to organize the foundation she worked for. She grew disillusioned and frustrated with the inadequate fundraising system. She found that a large portion of time was spent directed towards gaining capital instead of actually going into the field. This could only be avoided when the NGO was financially autonomous. With this in mind, her goal was to create a more feasible structure that didn’t reinvent the wheel, but one that was more efficient and beneficial to the cause. Thus, Amaiò was born to help subsidize the costs and provide NGO’s with the capital that would have otherwise been acquired through fundraising. That’s why we have partnered with two non-profits that directly align with our core brand beliefs: sustainability, creativity, education, and female empowerment. They have global outreach and touch base in underdeveloped countries around the world.
Presently, we have partnered with Drip by Drip based in Berlin, Germany the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, Uganda. We donate 10% of our net proceeds to these NGO’s.
Drip by Drip
The Drip by Drip NGO is committed to giving back to communities of people whose clean water are negatively affected by the textile and fashion industry. Their mission is to engage in industrial water waste projects in countries that are directly impacted by the global textile industry. Their solutions are rooted in education, innovation, and fieldwork.learn more
The women’s global empowerment fund
The Women’s Global Empowerment Fund helps provide the financial infrastructure to marginalized women in Uganda through grassroots strategies. They facilitate opportunities with the purpose of sustainable development and empowerment through social, economic, and political programs. In turn, they address inequalities, strengthen families, and overall communities.learn more