Changing the World, Crumb by Crumb
13 million children worldwide are refugees.
With each bite of Madibanani bread, you help to change that.
Madibanani is a bakery and social enterprise committed to serving refugee children around the world. At Madibanani, we believe every child should have food, shelter, and education -- and now we have created a tasty way for you to be part of the solution: with each purchase of our freshly-baked banana bread, part of your contribution goes directly towards the needs of refugee children. Together we are changing the world, crumb by crumb.
Our Banana Bread
Good for You, Good for the World
For Every Occasion
Our classic banana bread is freshly baked with pure flour and no extra garnish or added ingredients. A breakfast necessity for when less is more.
Sweet and Simple
Originally inspired by our inaugural butterscotch recipe, Madibanani
Chocolotta is perfect to satisfy your sweet craving. We use only the finest fair-trade, organic chocolate produced in Ecuador.
Stay healthy with this variety of nuts, cranberries, and raisins added to our classic recipe. Gluten-free available upon request.
Nourishing You, Nourishing Others
At Madibanani, we believe homemade, quality baked goods can satisfy you and a global mission. From our use of fair-trade ingredients to the ethical practices of our partner organizations, every crumb of the Madibanani experience centers around human dignity. Because refugee children are among the most vulnerable, we facilitate their financial provision via a timeless kitchen necessity you can purchase locally: fresh banana bread.
Igniting the Oven
Madibanani was established in 2012 as a collaborative effort with Children of the Forest Orphanage in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand to improve the lives of children refugees from Burma (Myanmar). The initiative began as a way to engage communities in Minnesota with discrimination against refugee children abroad. It quickly grew into an incorporated social enterprise bringing awareness to kitchen tables in America and financial provision to children overseas. Outreach has expanded to include Baan Manaam in Khon Kaen, Thailand, The Mamelodi Initiatve in South Africa, and The Academy for Women's Empowerment in Minneapolis--all with the united mission to advocate for youth engagement in social justice.
Meet the Founder
Hello! Welcome to Madibanani.
My name is Madi and baking banana bread has long since been my therapy (hence the name, madi-banani ). At age 15, I grew increasingly agitated with discrimination against children whose disadvantaged circumstances were no fault of their own and decided to do something about it: thus Madibanani was born. My huge thank you to donors, family, friends, advisors and YOU for the support. Happy munching!
An Update from the Kitchen
Thank you for your interest in Madibanani!
Madibanani Bread is sold in grocery stores or shipped to your doorstep; however, our team is currently innovating. With new ideas in the oven, online sales are not available at the moment. Please drop us a note for special inquiries.