Olive & Annie | Ethical Wears for Woke Folk
OUR FOUNDEROlive & Annie began when a young single mother had a dream to support her children at ZLT and empower vulnerable single mothers in Kenya. At 18 years old Jacqueline Villeneuve moved to Nairobi, Kenya after graduating high school with the goal of opening a children’s home. In 2013 with the help of her local partner, Jerusha Wanjiru (mama to the kiddos at ZLT), ZLT Children’s Home opened it’s doors and continues to provide a loving family to 27 orphaned and abandoned children. This began Jacqueline’s journey passionately advocating for the rights of orphaned children, and collectively working alongside other organizations and fair-trade brands to end the orphan cycle.
As a survivor of an abusive relationship and sexual violence, Jacqueline works closely with the Single Moms Club, and sexual violence survivors in the community, with the goal to empower and inspire fellow young women and single mothers to finish their education and find employment – making them self sufficient and hopeful for the future.