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100% of the profits from sales are reinvested
to fund academic and poverty-reduction projects in Nomathamsanqa, South Africa.

THREE WAYS FOR YOU TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE or MANY CANDLES
UBUNTU TOTE, UBUNTU TEES, and MOLLY’S DOLLIES
YOU SHOP. THEY RISE. IT’S ALL GOOD.

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UNDERSTANDING UBUNTU.
Ubuntu is a Xhosa philosophy that translates to mean, “I am because of you.” It is an embedded way of living that seeks to forgive and to bridge, rather than to harbor grudges and to create division. Ubuntu is at the heart of all UP does and all whom UP serves. Scroll down to learn more.

Ubuntu Totes are light tan in color and a beautiful way to spread the message of Ubuntu while caring for the environment. The Earth is part of the Ubuntu chain, and returning its gifts are essential to our survival. The handle is 13” long, and the bag is 14” tall by 14.5” wide. The Xhosa mask is not included!

Ubuntu Tee-shirts are white in color and 100% cotton with Ubuntu printed across the chest. Sizes range from Medium to 2XL. What we wear is a reflection of what we value, so we hope you will celebrate compassion and connection by proudly wearing this tee.

Molly's Dollies were born in Molly Blackburn, an informal settlement in South Africa. Artists put a personal spin on their dollies: symbols of strength, perseverance, and independence. The artists consider all features as reflections of their personalities, and most creations come with a message from the crafter. We select your dolly or dollies for you, so we hope you like surprises!