Christmas

Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters
Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters

Christmas Decorations - Kenana Knitters

Regular price $12.00
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These naturals or bright little critters and decoration style have been hand made using African grown organic cotton and carefully created by the Kenana Knitters. The natural yarn is dyed with non-toxic dyes. Most small cotton critters come with a colourful scarf and their own little card telling the Kenana Knitter story and giving the name of the knitter. Each decoration style has a little red ribbon.

Decoration size (organic cotton) approximately 11cm

These items are made in the same town as our home and we love the ethos behind this incredible business. Read more about them here.

Kenana Knitters is located in Njoro in Nakuru County of Kenya.

The sale of Kenana Knitters items helps women knit a brighter future through additional skills development offerings including IT courses and literacy classes. Kenana Knitters also invests in the overall welfare of the women by providing VCT, Family Planning and Health Clinics.

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Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards
Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards

Rafiki Mwema Affirmation Cards

Regular price $64.99
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This deck of 55 amazing artworks coupled with empowering quotes and affirmations is the perfect present for any girl or woman in your life.

Printed on quality 350gsm card and delivered in a beautiful box, this deck is a gift to treasure.

We hope that each day when you pick a card, you will be reminded that no matter what you look like or what has happened to you, you are worthy and you are loved.

This deck is a collaboration with an incredible group of artists who have donated their artwork.

Information about the artists can be found on our website here.

Thank you!

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Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters
Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters

Little Rascals - Kenana Knitters

Regular price $24.00
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The Rascal range comprising elephant, lion, monkey and zebra and now Rascal dog and cat! The super cute and cuddly little critters are hand knitted with organic cotton.

Only 12cm in size when seated...so adorable!

These items are made in the same town as our home and we love the ethos behind this incredible business. Read more about them here.

Kenana Knitters is located in Njoro in Nakuru County of Kenya.

The sale of Kenana Knitters items helps women knit a brighter future through additional skills development offerings including IT courses and literacy classes. Kenana Knitters also invests in the overall welfare of the women by providing VCT, Family Planning and Health Clinics.

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Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6
Christmas Cards Pack of 6

Christmas Cards Pack of 6

Regular price $10.00
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Receive 3 of each of these gorgeous designs and spread the Rafiki Love this Christmas!

Pack contains 3 x Lion 3 x Elephant Cards with 6 Envelopes

Created by Beautiful Em from HIPPOCROCADUCK (best name)

100% profits straight back to Rafiki Mwema. 

Blank on the inside an on the back it has wording as pictured and also pasted below:

Rafiki Mwema means 'Loyal Friend' and that is what we will be to these young boys and girls. The impact of abuse and the profound lack of care and support for young girls in Kenya who experience this kind of abuse is heart breaking, compounded by the stigma that then follows. We have had little girls as young as ten months come to us after being the victim of assault.

Providing the girls with safety, love and therapeutic parenting is critical. However, without providing the same safety, love and therapeutic parenting to boys, we would not be dealing with the problem and in turn, disrupting the cycle of violence. We have 2 houses that for the boys in which we provide therapeutic support to boys who have survived the horrors of living alone on the streets, some boys from the tiny age of 5 years old. These boys have experienced the full horror of life on the streets and for many, this has included beatings, abuse by both men and women. Life has taught them not to trust and without support, would likely to continue the cycle of abuse.

At Rafiki Mwema, we work with our boys to respect themselves and others. We model positive behaviours towards women and give them the values to become safe husbands and fathers. We help them to understand that they are deserving of love. All of our children live as a family, but in separate houses. They are therapeutically parented, using the PACE model and have regular therapy as individuals and in groups. The are supported to have safe contact with their families. They are loved and provided with a safe and consistent home, with adults they can trust.

We work with families, in the communities, with schools, churches, villages and with government officials to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken and that children are given the chance to live as children should. We are totally committed to supporting the children who have experienced things we could not even imagine and that many adults chose to turn a blind eye to. We help them to heal their trauma and grow to love, be loved and become safe and loving adults.

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Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund
Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund
Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund
Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund
Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund
Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund

Christmas Donation Card - Rafiki Fund

Regular price $50.00
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Contribute $50 on behalf of a loved one this christmas to help Rafiki Mwema to keep on supporting these children who need them  so much.

We will post this card out to you so you can give it to them on Christmas Day.

FREE POSTAGE within Australia and only $3 to the rest of the world, no matter how many cards you get!

Wording on Card is: (as pictured)

$50 has been given to Rafiki Mwema, a farm providing safe and therapeutic homes for very young girls and boys who have suffered horrific abuse in Nakuru Kenya.

Every month this charity struggles to cover their running costs to keep their doors open for these children, but they will never stop and this gift will go a long way in helping them out. With 200 children to support and 45 amazing staff members there to do the work, the costs are endless.

This contribution could go to a special project, medical costs, education costs, bills and food, the possibilities are endless.... This gift will alleviate some of the financial stress and let Rafiki focus on the most important job of caring for these children who have suffered so much and deserve a good life.

You are now part of giving them this life they deserve. Asante Sana and Merry Christmas from the children at RafikiMwema.com

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O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'
O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'

O.B. Designs 'Rafiki Lion'

Regular price $39.95
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Meet Rafiki Lion! The lion who will help fund our new school! 

'Rafiki Lion' is our first collaboration with O. B.Designs. When you purchase Rafiki Lion they will donate directly to us to help us cover the costs involved with our amazing new school.

We have been friends with the team at O.B.Designs for many years. They have sponsored our children and supported us in any way they could but watching us continue to fight and seeing the huge need ove in Kenya,  they wanted to do more. 

 So we got together and they custom designed a Toy Lion named Rafiki. 

The idea was that Rafiki Mwema (Swahili for "Loyal Friend") needed a Mascot and a Lion soft toy perfect! 

From O.B.Designs: "In Kenya, a Lion is a symbol of Power and Pride and is on their coat of arms. When the kids come to Rafiki the are broken and it is Sarah and Anne-Marie's mission to be a Loyal Friend and give them their power and pride back through love and education

The attached image is one of the kids at "Kings and Queens Castle" with Rafiki (meaning Friend in Swahili) . They were VERY excited to see a toy created just for them and it's a LION! We hope this is going to give them the strength they need and they can feel the love in the softness of this beautiful lion made just for them!

Our Aim with this special project is to help fund the running costs of the new school which they have  recently built on their farm in Kenya. 

For the purchase of each toy, we donate money directly to Rafiki Mwema. Whether it is wholesale or retail the donation is the same. 


Rafiki Lion Best Mate Plush Toys Australia

Each toy features a more detailed design and longer fabrics than our infant toy range. 

Best Mate toys have been thoroughly "kid-tested" for cuteness, huggability and snuggle factor! In fact, we handed over the reins to the year 5 kids at our local school in Byron Bay. As always, the kids were brutally honest and only the best made the cut.  

The kids also named and created each character's poem 

Plush Toys Australia SAFETY & CARE

  • Safety Tested for children 3+ years

  • Machine Wash

  

OB Designs Baby Soft & Plush Toys & Product  Features 

- all our products are created with children’s needs being priority.

- it is also paramount that all our fabrics are soft and tactile, designed to soothe and comfort.

- crochet blankets capture this, being hand-made and from 100% natural materials.

 

OB Designs Baby Soft & Plush Toys Story

Starting from humble beginnings selling hand-made teething rattles at the Byron local artisan markets in 2008, O.B designs has grown to produce an extensive range of nursery toys and décor now sold internationally. The core values and ethos of O.B designs, however, are still unchanged. Now with three beautiful children, and my husband being a primary school teacher, all our products are created with children’s needs being priority. Our toys and crochet come from a place of love. The design process is initiated by thinking about who it is for and what they need and we then work back from there.

It is also paramount that all our fabrics are soft and tactile, designed to soothe and comfort. The crochet blankets capture this, being hand-made and from 100% natural materials. Likewise, we are committed to creating products that are ethical and sustainable. All the packaging is compostable, made from cotton and recycled cardboard while our toy manufacturer is Sedex accredited. This means they are a proven ethical business, from employee wages, work health safety to environmental impact.

The latest challenge at OB Designs? To create products that can make the world a better place. We are currently developing a range of soft toys where a portion of sales is donated to the Kenyan Charity Rafiki Mwema, which cares for vulnerable children. Our aim with every toy sold is to help pay for their housing, where they are rehabilitated and loved, as well as donating a soft toy for each child. We are also committed to donating toys to Foster Children in our local region in the Northern Rivers.

We hope you enjoy the products as much as we love creating them.

Kate xxx

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'Hey Warrior' Children's Book
'Hey Warrior' Children's Book
'Hey Warrior' Children's Book
'Hey Warrior' Children's Book
'Hey Warrior' Children's Book
'Hey Warrior' Children's Book

'Hey Warrior' Children's Book

Regular price $19.95
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A book for kids about anxiety. Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered.

For ages 5-12 (and up).

Written by one of Rafiki Mwema's favourite authors Karen Young

Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. She has lectured and has extensive experience in the facilitation of personal growth groups. Her Honours degree in Psychology and Masters in Gestalt Therapy have come in handy at times.

Karen is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand. She can often be heard on Australian radio, and is and a sought-after speaker. Recently, she published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. The book has now been translated into a number of languages.

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Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies
Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies

Christmas Donation Card - Jasiri School Supplies

Regular price $20.00
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Purchase school supplies for our new school Jasiri Rafiki for $20 on behalf of a loved one this christmas.

We will post this card out to you so you can give it to them on Christmas Day.

FREE POSTAGE within Australia and only $3 to the rest of the world, no matter how many cards you get!

Wording on Card is: (as pictured)

Your Christmas gift of school supplies for our new school, Jasiri Rafiki has been donated to Rafiki Mwema .

This school is being built for the small girls who live at Rafiki Mwema who are unable to leave our farm due to risking their safety.

Education is so important and gives our children a sense of pride and accomplishment and our little school Jasiri Rafiki will open in February 2020.

The supplies for the school are so important and your gift will make such a difference. Asante Sana and Merry Christmas from the children at RafikiMwema.com

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T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou
T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou

T U M A I N I Candle by Loobylou

Regular price $49.95
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We are so excited to have this beautiful custom made candle from Loobylou Candles...

RED ROSE, JASMINE & PEONY SOY CANDLE infused with gardenia, balsam, cardamom & musk

The amazing team at Loobylou have created this candle to support the work we do at Rafiki Mwema.  100% of the profits from the sale of this candle will be given to Rafiki Mwema so this makes this a gorgeous present that gives twice.. and on and on through the work of Rafiki that will help generations.

It was profound serendipity that led Kere and Adrian (Team Loobylou) to meet  Sarah (Rafiki CEO/Founder) at a fundraiser where Kere was donating an artwork, and only very last minute actually attending. Having been so moved, Kere’s tears were hailed as one of the ugliest cries of all time, and the pair committed to finding a way to help. All profits from this candle, named for the hope this organisation brings, go directly to Rafiki Mwema to support the incredible work they do.


As with all Loobylou candles, this jar contains 100% soy wax, essential oils, perfume-grade fragrance oils and is free from chemical additives along with being Vegan safe, and never ever tested on animals.

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