The Paper Fig Foundation is the charitable initiative of New York City based event management and production agency, LDJ Productions. Its mission is to use Fashion and Fine Arts as an engine for economic empowerment and job creation in Africa and beyond.
Paper Fig has developed two pillar programs that operate in tandem. Urban and rural empowerment. In rural communities, PFF provides training programs to young women and girls who have left school and are at risk of early marriage, human trafficking, and severe poverty. The rural programs, fill a void in the urban market by preparing skilled workers to support the emerging fashion industry.
The foundation seeks to create an "Invisible Thread" that connects rural communities with urban markets, initiating long-term, sustainable relationships. The “Invisible Thread” will foster economic development with a focus on job creation and partnerships within the country.