For-Profit + Non-Profit

We run Francis + Benedict as a business and partnership empowering the leaders, Francis and Benedict Avoyi, to continue to make a generational impact in Togo, West Africa.

As both a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a separate For-profit LLC, Francis + Benedict exists to empower and equip skilled Togolese seamstresses by providing them with dignified and sustainable employment. In addition, our profits are used to resource community leaders in Togo, enabling them to continue projects that benefit orphans, widows, and those suffering in poverty.

Our Story

Katie Walters is the founder and visionary behind Francis + Benedict. God ignited her heart for the women of Togo when she visited there in July of 2015. Francis + Benedict is the marriage of her love for well-made, fashion-forward clothing and seeing women worldwide excel at what God has called them to.

Our Namesake

Francis and Benedict Avoyi are our partners on the ground in Togo, encouraging and equipping the seamstresses as well as navigating all overseas operations.

Advocate + Affiliate Program

As an Advocate, you become a representative of Francis + Benedict in your community. By sharing the F+B story with your community and selling F+B products through Pop-Up shows as well as online, you’ll become a piece of the larger puzzle God is using to change the lives of women and children in Togo, West Africa. You will become a part of this Togolese family and learn so much about culture and yourself through this. Plus you’ll become an ethical earner, making money for you and your family and at the same time helping provide sustainable jobs for the women in Togo. The more you sell, the more opportunities you give the women and children AND you and your family.

Meet the Togo team

Meet the Seamstresses

Meet the Seamster

Meet the U.S. Team