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

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

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.

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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!

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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.

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UBUNTU Everyone we have ever encountered, anywhere, everywhere, makes us who and what we are. That is Ubuntu: I am because of you. Danny, an Uber driver in Johannesburg, who – upon learning of Universal Promise and our efforts in his homeland - said, “The best gift you can give is to be a blessing in someone else’s life.” That is Ubuntu. So, in honor of the thousands of souls UP serves and loves in the heart of Nomathamsanqa, in honor of those who fought and died for the right of opportunity, in honor of those who continue to suffer at the hands of ignorance, fear, bluster, and discrimination, in honor of those who taught us that quitting is not an option, in honor of those who listen to the voices of the oppressed and believe their stories, and in honor of those who strive to come as close as they possibly can to living in another human being’s skin, without judgment, without defensiveness, but with understanding, we thank you for embodying the spirit of Ubuntu. I am because of you – we thank all of you, and all who have ever been, for being a blessing in someone else’s life.