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We Are Rafikis

“Beading is part of my Maasai culture. I really appreciate that I’m able to share this with the world.”

Mama Alice

What are rafikis?

In Swahili, the word for friend is “rafiki.” And to the Kenyan mamas creating a better life through Rafiki Friend Chains, the word means even more. Every rafiki an artisan makes helps her earn a living, send her children to school and show the world the magic of her skills and traditions. Sell handmade rafikis at your school to support mamas as they create lasting change in their communities.

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Why should you be a rafiki?

Being a rafiki means being a friend to families in developing communities. By selling Rafiki Friend Chains, you unlock a lifetime of change for a mama, her children and their whole community. By earning a fair wage for her work, a mama is empowered to become a leader in her community and make decisions that support her family. By purchasing Rafiki Friend Chains, you and your friends are supporting Free The Children’s Adopt a Village program by giving a child a life-changing gift, from clean water, to school supplies, to healthcare, and more.

We Are Rafikis Resources

Help your friends make better choices for a better world. Below you’ll find all of the resources you need for a successful We Are Rafikis campaign, including a how-to guide, educational resources and much more. Order the We Are Rafikis Fundraising Kit and start planning your sale!

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How To Guide

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How To Guide

Infographics

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How To Guide

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How To Guide

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Poster

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Poster

Rafiki Order Forms

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Rafiki Order Forms


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