“Moyo Moto” or "Warm Hearts" is exactly what you’ll feel when your trendy Kitenge bag arrives on your doorstep filled with mommy and me products. Support under-privileged women from Nairobi, Kenya, grow their businesses while enjoying their eco-friendly products made with love.
NOTE: Exact colors differ from the picture. Our products are made using fabric scraps from local tailors, making each product unique.
(1) Afriknit Doll: Susan created Afriknit Dolls to address the lack of African-inspired dolls available in Kenya. By using fabric scraps from local tailors, Susan is able to create a sustainable and affordable product. Through their business, Afriknit Dolls will not only provide children with durable and affordable toys but also create jobs for youth in their community and reduce environmental waste.
(2) Mwangaza Candles: Josephine was unemployed when a friend taught her how to make candles. Eventually, she began to sell her candles to people in her community and became financially independent. She realized that by training other single or unemployed women to make and sell candles, she could help bring them out of poverty. Candles are a necessity in her community due to frequent power outages.
(1) Elyon Kids' Giraffe: Leo, seeing the need for affordable educational toys, began creating stuffed letters and animals. Made from African prints, these are great for precocious toddlers AND decorating children's rooms.
(1) Hadassa Diaper: Esther started Hadassa to provide a better alternative to the high cost, chemical filled diapers found in Nairobi. These reusable diapers are pocket friendly, safe, and great for the environment. This product is in beta stage, so please provide feedback on what Esther can improve on.
*FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Michelle, frustrated by harsh, ineffective skin products turned to Africa's natural resources of Coconut Oil, Shea butter and Aloe to make soap and body butter. Now Kibera citizens can treat themselves to healthy, glowing skin at affordable prices. This product is in beta stage, so please provide feedback on what Michelle can improve.
(1) LookslikeAvido Bag: Seizing the opportunity with Kenya’s recent plastic bag ban, David created trendy reusable shopping bags out of his left over Kitenge fabric. David’s broader line is inspired by the streets of Kibera, and his desire to share his home fashions with people around the world.