Worker owned. Worker managed. Worker financed. The Swahili Coast Cooperative is a partnership initiative to create lasting economic opportunities for artisans in East Africa. Swahili Coast supports their worker-owned co-op in Tanzania and Kenya through their fair trade business based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their mission is to provide fair wages, safe working conditions, growing opportunities for women artisans and creating cross-cultural exchange. 80 percent of Swahili Coast’s co-op members are women.