Banana Boat provides work opportunities for local crafters, small entrepreneurs and women’s groups. We pay on delivery and advance capital to buy materials, as well as giving interest free loans. We favour hand-made over factory made, natural over synthetic. We like using pure and natural materials and selling recycled items. Our paper products (Papercraft Africa) are hand made in Uganda using recycled paper and natural fibres. Our beautiful recycled paper bead jewellery is made out of old cereal packets and magazines. Our coloured glass is hand blown out of old wine bottles. Our candles are hand dipped by girls from The Candle light Foundation who previously had problems with their lives forcing them to live on the streets of Kampala. If you are happy with your purchase from Banana Boat then we are happy that we can keep our producers busy and help them to maintain a regular income following the principles of Fair Trade. Banana Boat is a sustainable and independent business.