Partnering for Good: Ubuntu Life

UBUNTU: I am, because we are...

Ubuntu Life is a nonprofit business that uses the power of global commerce to create “inch wide, mile deep” social impact for children and mothers in Kenya.

Growing out of a friendship...

...between Jeremiah Kuria and Zane Wilemon, pastors from Kenya and Texas, they worked together to create a center for children with disabilities, providing life-changing therapy and medical care. With full-time care available for the children, their mothers reached out to Zane and Jeremiah seeking opportunities to spend their time productively, and thus the Maker Mums program was born, employing these moms to create beautiful products sold internationally.


...Ubuntu Life’s handmade products fund health and education programs, create meaningful employment and directly impact communities in Kenya. Ubuntu provides full-time employment to over 80 people in Maai Mahiu (and they’re constantly growing!), paying staff above market, living wages, and providing health insurance for all employees. At the same time, the Ubuntu Foundation is creating a shift in values and changing the conversation surrounding disability and education stigmas in the region.

Canvas 1839... extremely proud to support Ubuntu Life’s mission, as it aligns with our goal of helping people live well, without compromise. Be on the lookout for our upcoming partnered products with proceeds benefiting Ubuntu Life.

In the meantime, check out our friends at Ubuntu by visiting

Asante Sana!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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