Welcome to Zapenda
Zapenda plants seeds of economic change in Congo through ethically made African-inpired clothing. Our designs are inspired by the African Diaspora and made-to-order by expert tailors in our atelier in Bukavu. When you wear Zapenda, you feel regal, powerful, and connected.
Why I started Zapenda
Zapenda was born out of my journey as a Congolese refugee and my desire to reconnect with the Motherland. What began as a passion project quickly turned into an empowering path to authenticity and social good for my community.