Derived from a Tamil word meaning “fusion”, INAIVU mixes African and Asian influences to create unique decor and lifestyle accessories. Handcrafted in East Africa, INAIVU partners with local artisans providing access to a global marketplace. We celebrate the blending of cultures while providing exceptional customer service, adhering to fair trade standards and collaborating with various grass-roots initiatives to support under-served communities.
About Ann Wesley Boayue:
Ann began her career as a community social worker advocating and implementing health programs for marginalized groups in St. Louis City. After several years working with refugees, Ann transitioned to inpatient care and served on a multidisciplinary medical team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Here she became more passionate about patient rights and safe healthcare practices
As her career progressed, Ann worked in Tanzania as the Quality Improvement Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her tenure with CDC-Tanzania, she traveled to more than 10 regions assessing healthcare standards, training health workers, and advocating for continuous improvement of healthcare services. Wanting to do more and discover ways to give back to those whom she once served, Ann created INAIVU to merge her work experiences with her passion for creating and designing.
Today, Ann’s vision to create a socially conscious lifestyle brand that is committed to promoting stronger, healthier, and more productive communities lives vibrantly through INAIVU.
Ann currently lives with her family in Nairobi, Kenya where she continues to manufacture and partner with local artisans.
INAIVU invests in local artisans through product development, product purchases and quality assurance training. We focus on the well-being of our artisans. Purchasing our unique products will ensure that, local artisans are able to maintain economic growth and secure sustainable livelihood opportunities for their families.
At INAIVU, we use our business to change lives. We are committed to achieving the highest standards in responsible, sustainable, and ethical business practices. With every design, and through every collection, INAIVU will:
Implement social impact initiatives through partnerships with grass-root organizations thereby advancing our commitment to promoting stronger, healthier, and more productive communities globally.
As INAIVU continues to grow, we will continue to examine more ways to get better, give better, and work better.