people standing showing their Felek notebooks

Felek Notebooks

Location
Ethiopia

Programme
East Africa Accelerator
in partnership with Acumen

Suleiman Shifaw
Creative and Managing Director

Zahara Kauffman
Co founder and Marketing Manager

Producing and selling notebooks, donating supplies to rural schools and supporting education in Ethiopia

Felek Notebooks is a social enterprise producing notebooks inspired by traditional artisanship with contemporary eco-friendly designs. They create employment opportunities and products that have a positive impact on the environment.

Felek Notebooks supports rural, underprivileged school children by providing them with school supplies financed by the profits from the notebook sales. They produce and distribute free exercise books, with the aim to accelerate literacy levels of children in marginalized communities in Ethiopia.

For every leather notebook sale made, they donate one school years' worth of exercise books (eight exercise books) to one child in a marginalized community.