lemlem Foundation

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Supermodel, designer and maternal health advocate Liya Kebede launched lemlem Foundation, previously named The Liya Kebede Foundation, in 2005. Our mission is to empower women in Africa by by promoting better access to life-saving maternity care and economic opportunities. To that end we invest in health worker training and maternal health education and advocacy activities in addition to supporting livelihood activities for women artisans.

lemlem Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which raises funds through donations and product partnerships and issues grants to leading development organizations working in Africa.