Launched in 2019, ZETU Africa is a design and product company that manufactures a range of bags (laptop bags, casual bags and travel bags) sold wholesale in 4 countries (Uganda, Rwanda, Germany and Japan) and retail via the Zetu website.
The company's profits are used to produce an original product: the SeatPack chair. It is a backpack that turns into a bamboo classroom chair with a writing surface and a waterproof container for sanitary napkins.
The production facility was opened in Kampala in mid-2021 and currently employs 9 full-time and 15 part-time staff (for bamboo harvesting and refining).
ZETU currently has a catalogue of 32 bag designs and 10% of the profits are used to fund SeatPacks.
To date, 1,070 SeatPacks have been produced and 520 are in use in 10 schools in 9 districts in Uganda.
The year 2020/2021 closed with an income of €31,000 and the year 2021/2022 with an income of €59,000.