Africa bags are hand-crafted on foot powered treadle sewing machines in one of 7 villages in Malawi, Africa. We send profits from the bag sales directly back to Malawi every month. We truly are a non-profit organization. We rely on volunteers to help us market the bags here in America. We also ship orders directly from our home to increase the amount of profits being returned to the bag makers. Buy the bag that is saving lives in Malawi!