Meet Rafiki Lion! The lion who will fund a school!
Rafiki Lion is our first collaboration with Rafiki Mwema. When you purchase Rafiki Lion we will donate directly to Rafiki Mwema and help them build their new school.
This is a special project that is dear to our hearts; assisting the rehabilitation of children in Kenya.
We have a special friend Sarah Rosborg (Artist) who has self started Kenyan charity Rafiki Mwema with Ann-Marie Tipper (Child Psychologist).
For years, they have tirelessly campaigned and fundraised for the children and even rescued them on the ground in Kenya!
They are inspirational people and O.B. Designs wanted to do something meaningful to help that wasn't just sending a cheque every month (we've been sponsors for years) so we got together and custom designed a Toy Lion named Rafiki.
The idea was that Rafiki Wmema (Swahili for "Loyal Friend") needed a Mascot and a Lion soft toy perfect!
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.
Our Aim with this special project is to fund the building of the new school on their farm in Kenya. We want to try and keep them as safe a possible and this school very important to their welfare.
For the purchase of each toy, we donate money directly to Rafiki Mwema. Whether it is wholesale or retail the donation is the same.
Some of the ambassadors of this wonderful charity are Constance Hall and Celeste Barber.