The interiors of Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island, on the shore of Lake Malawi, were made by Katundu, an island company set up by the wife of one of the directors to assist women on the island.

Katundu employs 26 women, all single mothers or older orphans – and two male tailors – who create fabulous textiles for interior furnishings and beach clothing in their workshop that they then sell locally and abroad. As the company says, it creates employment, empowerment and independence in a place where jobs are scarce.