shanga products

Looking for that perfect gift? Shanga, a social enterprise located on the grounds of Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, offers unique and high-quality handmade jewellery, glassware and homeware incorporating recycled materials. The uplifting local community project employs local Tanzanians with disabilities who use their talents in glassblowing, weaving, sewing, Tinga Tinga painting, bead-making and metal work to create incredible one-of-kind items. Profits from sales of the products are reinvested into developing opportunities to employ more people with disabilities. The local shop is able to arrange online orders and international shipping of Shanga’s handmade products for holiday gifts. To find out more about how to place an order, visit or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dina Wilson, Acting Operations & Finance Manager shares her holiday gift suggestions:

  • Women: Handmade Amal necklaces, handcrafted Dar tie necklaces, hand-blown wine glasses
  • Men: Handwoven scarves, handblown beer and wine glasses 
  • Children: Hand painted animal pencils, handmade tunic dresses, glass-blown animals and handcrafted stuffed elephants
  • Spouse/Partner: Handblown glass heart, handwoven blankets
  • Best Friend: Handmade beaded necklaces and bracelets and beaded cutlery 
  • Mom: Set of handblown glasses, handmade Christmas star ornaments, handcrafted table mats and napkin sets
  • Dad: Bottlecap picture frame, animal bottle stoppers/openers
  • Grandparents: Handmade picture frames, Kitenge handsewn pillowcase, handmade Christmas angel ornaments