FULL NAME – Khadija Mwanamboka
BIRTH NAME – Khadija Said Saad
BRAND NAME – Vitu Vya Khadija -VVK
PLACE OF BIRTH – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa
OCCUPATION – Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY: Vitu Vya Khadija Limited
FOUNDER OF ORGANIZATION: Tanzania Mitindo House
OWNER OF FASHION LABEL: Vitu Vya Khadija – VVK and Pendeza Kids Collection
- Olympio Primary School 83-91
- Shabaan Robert Secondary School 92-95
More than 20 years of progressively achievements in coordinating events, fashion designing, opportunities to children and women to express themselves through fashion and fundraising through the promotion of different collections. Enthusiastic, highly motivated and resourceful. Poised and self – confident in dealing with a wide variety of people.
HOBBIES - Reading Fashion Magazines, Listen and Dancing to any type of Music, Catching up with friends over tasty food and Travelling.
FAV COLORS – Purple, Blue, Black and Green
MY STRENGTH – My Siblings – Brother Arafat & Sister Fatma
MY JOY – Nephew Yasser, Ghania & Ayman
My SUPPORT SYSTEM – close friends and cousins Fauzia Malik&Aisha Saad
December 2015 – Awarded Swahili Fashion Week – Lifetime Achievement Awards
For her contribution in the Tanzanian Fashion Industry for 20 years
December 2014 - Launch of VVK Restaurant & Food Product Shop
Khadija launched a restaurant that uses vegetables& fruits from the small scale farmers from morogoro and lushoto region, she also produce ,pack and brand local Swahili dessert that she also sells in Supermarkets in Dar Es Salaam and Mwanza Region, Tanzania
June 2014 - The establishment of Vitu Vya Khadija Farming & Food
Khadija as one of the Oxfam Tanzania grow company ambassador she was inspired to help promote small scale farmers, packed and brand their products under her brand name –VVK, she started working on her dining table as a weekend business.
Khadija was appointed Sense international Ambassador, a UK based organization that supports deaf blind children.
December 2013 – The 6th Annual Red Ribbon Fashion Gala 2014
To commemorate World AIDS Day 1ST December Khadija organized the gala to benefit TMH orphanage centre.
April 2013 - Bongo Black Ball 2013, Mlimani City Hall
The launch of khadija’s company named -Vitu Vya Khadija Ltd. The company deals with clothing design and events
March 2013 – Women’s Celebration 2013, Diamond Jubilee VIP Hall
She came up with the concept, slogan, and theme and planned the 8020 fashions blog women’s only event attended by 800 women from different fields including the prime minister’s spouse, ministers and corporate personalities.
December 2012- The 5th Annual Tanzania Red Ribbon Fashion Gala 2012
To commemorate World Aids Day 1STDecember Khadija organized the 5th annual Tanzania Red Ribbon Fashion Gala 2012, a fundraising to help sustain TMH orphanage and training centres. The event which took place at the serena hotel was successful raising 72 million Tanzanian Shillings.
November 2012- Watoto Fun Day – TMH 5TH ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate 5 years of philanthropy, she organized a fun day for the children living in orphanages to enjoy and express themselves at the TMH fun centre, the organization’s play ground in Kigamboni
June 2012 – Tigu,Inc –American Tanzanian Business Conference, Hollywood
Khadija was invited to present the work, challenges and future goals of Tanzania Mitindo House the organization that she founded using fashion to benefit orphans.
May 2012 – 50 years Tanzania’s independence Celebrations, Paris, France
Khadija was invited by the embassy of the united republic of Tanzania Paris to showcase her creations under her label Vitu Vya Khadija and she also promoted other Tanzanian’s designers work at the event. Well attended by the fashion capital’s elite personalities.
April 2012 – Tanzania Mitindo House Training Centre Launch
She launched a training centre to benefit orphans from different orphanages to be trained in Tailoring, Jewelry design, Art& Craft and Make up
So they can be self sufficient, generate income and employ themselves.
March 2012 – Women’s Celebration 2012, Serena hotel
To commemorate international women’s day – Khadija co ordinates 8020 fashion’s women’s celebration event to celebrate achievements of women from different fields
The event was successful almost 700 women in attendance and enjoyed the motivational speakers, fashion show and music entertainment
December 2011 – Tanzania Red Ribbon Fashion Gala 2011
She organized the 4th annual Tanzania Mitindo House fundraising gala and raised 55 million to establish a training centre for teenage orphans from different orphanages in Dar es Salaam
October 2011- 8020 Fashions Blog’s 5th Anniversary
Khadija came up with the concept, theme, and slogan and planned the women’s only event attended by 650 women from different fields.
September 2011 – Tanzania mitindo House Fashion Show for DICOTA, USA
She was invited to showcase the work of Tanzanian Fashion Designers under Tanzania Mitindo House at the Uhuru Gala Dinner during the DICOTA convention in Virginia, United States of America
February –March – April 2011:- Style Moto Moto Fashion Shows
Founded and Organized monthly fashion shows at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel for aspiring designers and models, with the aim of promoting and expanding the fashion industry in Tanzania
March 2011 – TANZANIA WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD
She was awarded Tanzania Women of Achievement Award in Social Well fare Category
December 2010:-Tanzania Red Ribbon Fashion Gala
Organized the fundraising fashion gala to raise funds to benefit TMH ORPHANAGE CENTRE, the funds raised helped to purchase a car and pay house rent for the orphanage centre
October 2010:- Tanzania Mitindo House Presentation in New Jersey and Washington DC
She was invited to represent the organization at Princeton’s Fashionable Development event organized by Princeton University in New Jersey.
She also showcased the work of TMH designers at the Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere commemoration in Washington,DC
June 2010:- International Day of an African Child
Launched a playground dubbed TMH FUN CENTRE in Kigamboni
She established the playground especially for Tanzanian orphans to express themselves and showcase their talents. She believes every child has the right to play regardless of their status or background
October 2009:- Tanzania Mitindo House Fashion Show for Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference
Organized a fashion show, TMH designers showcased traditional outfits from different countries under the commonwealth association.
The event was hosted by his Excellency the president of United Republic of Tanzania Ngurudoto Arusha
July 2009:- Tanzania Mitindo House Fashion Show with Members of Parliament
Organized a fashion show, TMH fashion designers showcased their designs which were modeled by Members of Parliament at the Parliament grounds in Dodoma.
March 2009:- International Women’s Day
Organized a luncheon to commemorate IWD, the event was graced by 30 girls from different orphanages and women groups and featured a fashion show by aspiring designers, music and motivational speakers
June 2008:- Kimasomaso –Bridal fashion show
Organized a bridal fashion show to promote local designer’s wedding collections
Showcased Tanzanian Groom’s collection.
March 2008:-Tanzania Mitindo House Orphanage Centre,Magomeni
Launched an HIV/AIDS Orphanage Centre in Dar es Salaam.
A shelter for ten HIV/AIDS infected orphans.
December 2007 - 2008:- Tanzania Red Ribbon Fashion Gala
Founded and Organized Annual Fundraising Fashion Gala on World Aids Day 1st Dec to benefit HIV/AIDS Orphans. Khadija showcased her VVK male collection.
April 2007:-Tanzania Mitindo House
Established a fashion non governmental organization dubbed Tanzania Mitindo House- main purpose is to give vulnerable Tanzanian children, particularly those infected by HIV/AIDS a better quality and healthy life.
July 2006:- Redd’s Designers Africa Fashion Awards
Played the role of a judge for the designer’s competition
Redd’s Fashion Ambassador – Waterfront Hall, Tanzania
Designed costumes availed to the fashion show, modeled by the 26 finalists of Miss Tanzania Beauty Pea gent, contributed as the back stage manager, choreographer and a judge for the successful search of the redds fashion ambassador 2005.
Redd’s Africa Fashion Awards - Waterfront Hall, Tanzania
Showcased my male collection VVK as the opening fashion show.
Also played the role of the backstage manager, choreographer and a judge for the fashion competition which awarded 2 finalists from Tanzania and 2 finalists from Botswana.
Sauti za Mitindo – Much More Club, Tanzania
The launch of khadija clothing’s second label Vitu Vya Khadija where by musicians showcased the collection while performing their greatest lyrics.
June 2004:- Tanzania National Dress Competition, DODOMA
Co ordinate the backstage designed the stage and choreographed the Tanzania National Dress Competition Regional and Final involving 51 fashion designers from different regions with 100 outfits to showcase and 35 models.
Sura za Mitindo – Diamond Jubilee Hall, Tanzania
Organized the Tanzania Model of the year competition
Vitu vya Khadija – Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania
My 5th Anniversary show as a Fashion designer and Event coordinator Launching of my clothing label “Khadija”
Toto Fashion Show – Diamond Jubilee Hall, Tanzania
Coordinated and organized this shows to give children an opportunity to express themselves through fashion and overall enjoyment of modeling experience. The collection was inspired by the non- availability of ready to wear traditional clothes for the Tanzania clothes for the Tanzanian children.
Sisters 2 sisters – Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Fundraising promotion show for widows from different ethnic backgrounds in the Brooklyn community. The aim of my participation in this show was to promote my collections as well as create fashion awareness for Tanzania abroad.
Black Heritage Day – Houston, Texas, United States of America
This show involved different cultures from all over the world. It gave me the experience of dealing with different nationalities and ethnic groups, and also the joy and appreciation shown for my Tanzanian garments which were sold out before the end of the event.
Fashion Extravaganza – Sheraton Hotel, Tanzania
Responsible for coordinating the theme, designed the invitation and program, and participating in conceptualizing the designs of the garments as well as designing the stage and train student models.
Style Moto Moto – Sea Cliff, Tanzania
Participated in the promotion and merging of different cultural experiences in fashion.
She showcased her creativity through a Tie & Dye collection
Fashion Extravaganza 1999 – Kilimanjaro Hotel Simba Grill
Khadija brought together many fashion designers to share the platform of this exciting fashion show that merged both young and veterans of the fashion industry
Khadija’s collection was avant-garde and unique simply the use of black cotton and the brown tree bark brought a lot of attention during the fashion show.
Boombastic Fashion Show- Kilimanjaro Pool Side
Showcased a very unique collection of rich colorful Tie& Dye in bahama fabric with Cow Bones Buttons.
Mama Africa Fashion Show – Diamond Jubilee Hall, Tanzania
Facilitated the show to encourage Tanzanian Women to expose their autonomy in exploring fashion alternatives.
The Night of Style & Dances –Diamond Jubilee Hall, Tanzania
Khadija requested her school mates and friends to support her idea of showcasing her first ever collection through a fashion show and a music concert.
The night was filled with varies talents and promising careers in fashion and music