FOR THE JOY
& JOY OF
Simple, yet bold beaded cuff bracelets handmade by the Maasai “Mums” in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. Beads are stitched on a leather band, closes with two snaps and comes in S, M or sizes.
Ubuntu Life is a nonprofit business that uses the power of global commerce to create social impact for mothers and children in Kenya.
As some of you know, I became involoved
with Ubuntu through my bff: Amal Safdar,
who is Head of Development at Ubuntu. The “Mums” are the 200 plus Maasai women in Maai Mahiu, Kenya who create the beautiful products that Ubuntu Made sells.
Amal and I decided to team up Ubuntu with Mary's Finds and create something that represents our friendship and what Ubuntu stands for. Ubuntu is an African philosophy that means 'I am, because we are." It describes the interconnectedness among all things, like friendship.
Zane Wilemon, founder of Ubuntu, said “We all depend on every other being on this planet in ways large and small, and we feel those connections now more strongly than ever.
To reach our full potential, both individually and as a society, we must help others reach theirs: I am because we are."