Thank you @ubuntu.life for sharing your mission with me 💚
Ubuntu Life grew out of a friendship between Jeremiah Kuria and Zane Wilemon, pastors from Kenya and Texas. Meeting weekly over lunch in Maai Mahiu, a transit hub an hour outside Nairobi, they talked about faith, growth, and empowerment. Together they created a center for children with disabilities, providing life-changing therapy and medical care for kids who suffer from physical challenges and social stigma.
The mothers of the children started out as nine Maker Mums and a 15 foot by 15 foot rented room filled with manuel Singer sewing machines. Soon they purchased 11 acres of land on the outskirts of Maai Mahiu, rehabilitated it with native trees, plants and landscaping, and built our Maker Mum Sewing Studio.
In 2012 we began working with a group of Maasai craftswomen in the Ngong Hills. These women, our Maasai Maker Mums, create beautiful beadwork in their spare time under an acacia tree, chatting with their neighbors. The company provides them with access to income in a way that is supportive of their culture and lifestyle.
I’m wearing a pair of beautifully made red beaded afridrilles (shoes) & love bracelet. All purchases help grow the Ubuntu Kids special need program ❤️ #liveubuntu 📸 @nolan.weisser