Working with communities

WHO WE ARE

We think partnerships make the world go round. Certainly in Namibia, a large country the size of Germany and France combined and with a population of only 2 million people, we need to share all the skills and resources we have.

Besides our producers, we also work together with organisations that share our values and goals. Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) and Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia to name a few.

We are a non-profit Trust based in Windhoek but we work with rural communities in some of the most remote regions of Namibia. We believe in sustainable development, so where possible we assist groups in managing as many processes as they can. We have developed a Craft Tool Book as a training resource for producer groups and once or twice a year we bring representatives together to share and learn from each other.

Our team is composed of a very diverse and fun group of people that share common values to help the most deprived. We are all committed to the cause but we also strive to market high quality and innovative products and provide the best service to all of our customers, producer groups and partner organisations.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Karin Le Roux

Karin Le Roux

Director

Karin le Roux is the founding Director of Omba and has worked in the craft sector since 1991. She is inspired by the way the partnerships between Omba and producers and vice versa has transformed everyone’s lives.

Belinda Thanises

Belinda Thanises

Training coordinator

Belinda is our Training coordinator. She has many years of experience with the groups we support. More often than not she can be found travelling the byways of Namibia. She loves nothing better than being in the field and working with our producers.

Antje Goethje

Antje Goethje

Accountant

Antje is our experienced accountant who brings German precision to our books. She loves working in a creative environment.

Sylvia Tjiueza

Sylvia Tjiueza

Stores and Suppliers

Sylvia manages our stores and liaises with our suppliers. She is a friendly and caring person and likes the fact that she can make a difference to the lives of the people with whom we work.

Vanessa Kasupi

Vanessa Kasupi

Sales Person

Vanessa manages sales at our outlet in the Namibia Craft Centre. She loves meeting people from all over the world who come to the Centre.

Tashia Shalumbu

Tashia Shalumbu

Sales and Administration

Tashia manages orders and works with our customers. She is fun loving and feels inspired by the stories of the amazing people we work with.