Set of 4 custom Kanga Coasters from our friends at Ubuntu Life in Maai Mahiu, Kenya.
“Kanga” is a unique textile that dates back to the 1800s. The Kanga cloths are traditionally sold in sets of two, and each set comes with different prints and colors. Ubuntu Life’s selection process starts in Mombasa where each kanga is carefully opened and inspected to ensure colors, patterns, finishings look great and there are no defects. From there, the material is delivered to Maai Mahiu where artisans begin cutting, ironing, and stitching the coasters before they are hand-packaged for Faithbox.
From start to finish, the Faithbox Community was able to help provide dignified
employment for 35 men and women through the process of making these beautiful fabric coasters.
Ubuntu Life grew out of a friendship between Jeremiah Kuria and Zane Wilemon,
pastors from Kenya and Texas. Meeting weekly over lunch, 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. From those beginnings, Ubuntu Life’s
focus became empowering women through job creation & breaking the cycle of
stigma surrounding the children and their families.