Social enterprise that sells pre-loved clothes to promote sustainability & use profits to support children’s education.
Since it first opened its doors last year, Lahum, the Abu Dhabi second-hand store, has sold more than 3,500 items of clothing.
Founded by Ameera Amir, Lahum is using its profits to offer scholarships to children across the UAE who need help towards their tuition fees. And, on Monday evening, the first 13 children to benefit from Lahum’s scheme were each awarded their grant.
The students, who are all in their senior year and attend Abu Dhabi Indian School, Dar Al Uloom Private School and The Philippine Global School, each received Dh5,000 after successfully applying to the Lahum scholarship programme.
The scholarships were awarded during a special ceremony, which was held at the Lahum shipping container headquarters in Masdar Park, Abu Dhabi.
Amir launched Lahum, which means “for them”, to promote sustainability and a circular economy, aiming to use all profits to support children’s education through scholarships at partner schools.
Since Lahum is a non-profit social enterprise, not a charity, no monetary donations have been accepted to support its mission. Among the initiatives launched in the last year are the Lahum Sustainability Bazaar, where an organisation hosts a clothing sale.