Welcome to Creative Alternatives
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good things I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect, as I shall not pass this way again"
Creative Alternatives is a development company that links talented African producers to global markets thus enabling them improve their lives.
Global trade gives them access to better paying markets that allow them to contribute meaningfully to humanity rather than become a burden to it. At Creative Alternatives, we believe in teaching people to fish rather than giving them a fish!
By working with artisans and enabling them capitalize on their talents and skills, they are able to generate incomes from local and international markets raising their standards of living.
Our producer partners are not people who seek charity or pity - but talented people who seek an opportunity to take their place on the high table as respectable and dignified members of human society. Business and market access are used as development tools that empower producers to work and live in dignity.
Creative Alternatives facilitates the production and marketing of an attractive array of products that include jewellery, greeting cards, herbal soaps, household interiors and Akala (recycled tyre) sandals. The products are unique, cost competitive and are delivered on a timely basis. All are marketed under the "Fair Trade Promise", "Jua Kali", "Tribe", and "Juliflora" brand names.