THE OBAKKI FOUNDATION
A dress can make a difference. A water bottle can save the world. We are the Obakki Foundation and creativity is our medium for change.
The Obakki Foundation isn’t your typical non-profit. To start with, fashion is our main fundraising vehicle. Through creative campaigns and authentic storytelling, we engage and inspire the modern consumer, connecting them to causes in a way that’s meaningful to their own lives. It’s a unique model in the philanthropy world and one that has driven real results. Magical things happen when you combine compassion and creativity.
Our efforts are currently focused on clean water and education for developing communities in urgent need. These communities need help now, so projects are chosen for their potential to make an impact quickly, but also sustainably. We are a hands-on organization, building relationships within communities to learn where help is needed most. We plan the projects and raise the funds. We direct, execute and manage the fieldwork. We partner with local indigenous groups, regularly visit project sites, and report back on results.
Obakki Designs is the creative arm that makes the products we use to fundraise. Obakki Designs absorbs all of the administrative fees, from business cards to travel expenses, so that 100% of all public donations and 100% of net profits generated from Obakki sales can go directly to our humanitarian projects. Whether you buy Obakki product or make a donation to the Foundation, you know your money is going where it’s needed right now.