From Their Hands to Yours… Part 3: Toto for Toto

One particular moment from being in Kenya last May especially shimmers in my memories. On our last day with the Sanctuary of Hope family, after falling in love with them over the previous week, our Hope’s Promise team of twenty-seven members meets the children and caregivers at a retreat center near Nairobi. All over the … More From Their Hands to Yours… Part 3: Toto for Toto

From Their Hands to Yours – a Pamba Toto photo essay

From Their Hands to Yours… A Pamba Toto photo essay Our Mission Transforming lives from Nairobi’s slums… We purchase hand-made crafts from artisans living in Nairobi’s poorest communities providing a viable outlet for the sale of their products. We donate profits to ​Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries for Sanctuary of Hope family-style homes for orphans from the slums.  Join the Pamba Toto story: visit … More From Their Hands to Yours – a Pamba Toto photo essay

Adorn a Child (x3)

No doubt about it, Pamba Toto loves kids. In fact, the whole reason we exist is because kids mean the world to us. Our name, “Pamba Toto” encapsulates our mission in Swahili: “adorn a child.” Our hearts break for kids who lack the basics of food and shelter, and most of all, love. We started ten … More Adorn a Child (x3)

Each and Every One

My aesthetic-loving mind exploded the first time I stumbled upon the “small and beautiful” magic of “Kazuri” (Swahili for “small and beautiful”) beads in 2009. Invited by my friend Debbie Lee, my mom and I toured the workshop with her. Stunning women dressed in exotic batik fabrics leaned over a vast array of clay shapes … More Each and Every One