About Us

Craft by Jade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists to bridge the opportunity gap for underprivileged people. 

We produce a variety of Afrocentric apparel, and use the revenue from the sale of these apparel to curate and offer individualized programs aimed at ending material poverty (and the poverty of being) for families in Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

Our Vision:

Bridge the opportunity gap for families living in poverty in Nigeria and Zimbabwe by ending trends of material and generational poverty while eliminating the poverty of being.

Our Mission:

  • Empower skilled Zimbabwean seamstresses by providing dignified and sustainable employment.
  • Emphasize the immeasurable value in every human being despite the economic circumstances they were born into.
  • Provide children in Zimbabwe with the opportunity to pursue careers in tennis.
  • Uplift underprivileged families in Nigeria by offering individualized programs that include counseling, business consultation, and financial support.
  • Make a lasting global impact by treating beneficiaries with love and dignity; one child, one family, and one community at a time


We are a volunteer based organization with volunteers scattered across the United States of America, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa. Our team is made up of seasoned professionals who serve on the advisory board, and a group of passionate young professionals who serve as directors and manage the day-to-day activities of running Craft by Jade.


Sunmisola Adeyemi
Creative Director

Laura Bente
Chief People Officer

Kimberley Bhunu
Chief Operating Officer


Sharon Dobson- Marketing and Finance Advisor

Michelle Mfuni- International Programs Advisor


Wangeci Gichigi, Executive Assistant-USA


Brandon Roul, Director of Legal & Compliance-USA                                   


Annie Kuo, Director of Finance-USA 


Valeria Bhunu, Director of Logistics-Zimbabwe/SA


Michelle Nkiruka Achakpo, Director of Programs-Nigeria


Faith Israel, Director of Logistics-Nigeria            


Melissa LaMette, Director of Public Relations-USA

Monica Gowallis, Director of Sales & Business Dev