UBUNTU Tribe: A New Way of Giving.


Ubuntu Tribe Model

What is tribe?

In 2010, we were faced with a challenge: if UBUNTU (then CTC International) was to survive the recession and keep our team and projects both in Kenya and Austin thriving, we needed to get creative. The idea to build a tribe of people was born as much out of a desire to unite a committed group of remarkable people as it was to support UBUNTU’s growth. Members of the UBUNTU Tribe have the unique opportunity to invest in both people and the vision that is creating jobs and sustaining social impact initiatives.


What is UBUNTU Core?

The goal of UBUNTU core is to cover core admin staff and operations in Kenya. Our Kenya admin staff is the heartbeat of the company which fuels all impact and growth for UBUNTU.


Choose either monthly or annually.

Monthly Membership Levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500

Annual Membership Levels: $300, $600, $1,200, $3,000, $6,000

Core Membership Levels: $10,000+, $20,000+, $30,000+


UBUNTU Tribe Members understand that we all have a “stake in the game,” based on our model to produce sustainable businesses. UBUNTU does not run on donations alone, but our departments would not thrive without our Tribe. Every year as our Tribe increases, the income of business like UBUNTU Cafe and UBUNTU Made increase, as well, proving a direct impact and providing even more jobs and opportunities for the community.

Joining the UBUNTU Tribe is easy. Memberships begin at $25 a month (equal to $300 a year).

We love to love our Tribe members! You’ll receive regular communication and stories of the impact that you’re creating on the ground in Kenya, handwritten letters from the people whose lives  you’re now aligned, sneak peeks at new UBUNTU Made products, and you’ll have a voice in our community. When we say we like to listen to our Tribe, we mean it.


Recruit One

We are so excited to help our Tribe recruit one new member! Not only will you be stretching your dollar by investing in the Tribe Model, you will double your impact by adding another Tribe Membership.  

• Email this page to a friend and share why you're a Tribe Member.

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• Forward a Tribe email from your inbox


UBUNTU Tribe Members


Geoffery Ryder, Ella Tasso S Adams, Kate Brantley, Jason Laughery, Caroline Boudreaux, Jennifer Kelly, Brian & Meaghan Hagenhoff, Kori Wood, Tonie & Rance Wilemon, David Simpson, Curtis Large & Kristyn Lopez, Nikolaus Spitzy, Celeste Hope, Austin Hope, Katy Hogoboom, Maren Miller, Christine Weigle, Rebecca Stubbs, Virginia Bosman, Lori McClure, Aude Giannesini, Chad Goldwasser, Samantha Gottlich, Gerald Graham, Joseph & Shanna Grant, Amanda Gray, Sharon Green, Abbey Gripka, Katy Hackerman, Beth Hadi, Matt Haertner, Sean Hale, Kerry & Dan Hart, Damon Hartye, Mary Anne Hartye, Emily Hartye, Marie & Tom Hartye, Andrew Heckler, Mary & Robert Henderson, Peter Hession, Darian Honigsfeld, Cali Huffman, Vaishali Jadhav, Hamid Javadzadeh-Bijari, Alice Johnston, Amy Keillor, Elaine Kines, Jeremiah Kuria, Jodi Lane, Sandra Lange, Matthew Lawler, Amy Lippincott, Shana Logue, Corky Logue, Chris Logue, Kim Love, Joel Manwill, Kathy Martin, Shanyn McAfee, William McGuire, Tim and Judy Mekkes, Greg Merchant, Sarah Mgeni, Danielle Neff, Seth Olson, Howard and Karen Owen, Lisa Owen, Steven and Shannon Owen, Larry & Terri Pali, Allison Prewitt, Michael, Whitney & Wilson Reardon, Meredith Rogers, Karina Sammons, Pamela Sasche, William Scoular, Ian Steyaert, Lecia Sud, Dudley Van Court, Steve Wanta, Eric Webber, Scott and Onilda Welch, Lauren White, Doug and Jane White, Miles Wilkes, Julie Wilson, Susan Wise, Brio Yiapan, Gregory Zlevor, Amal Safdar, Erin Castaneda, Danelle & Mike Gerber, Amanda Wade, Episcopal Student Center, Lindsay & Grant Parmer, Jeanette Brickman, Ladies Who Brunch, Chip Ross, Sarah Aheron, Kristin Bagonis, Caren Bamberger, Maureen Bamberger, David Barber, Sean Blasko, Eugenie Bolduc, Sarah Brantley, Aaron Bratcher, David Burstein, Briana Carman, Mary Crouch, Michael Del Ponte, Ayesha Dillon, Luke Dillon, Cristina Diodati, Paula D'Onofrio, Cameron Doolittle, Whitney Drury, Shamim Ehsani, Wanda & Kindell Eidson, Linda Eissler, Pauline Forgeard-Grignon



Thomas Bercy, Liz Burkhart, DJ Melonson, Logan and Morgan Overman, Gary and Debra Amerson, Jeff Beaver, Edward and Karen Bezilla, Erin Conley, Lise Harding, Russell Hughes, Valerie Jurgens, Karen Langley, Steve Lauer, Jennifer Leung, Cameron Massey, Joshua Neff, Noelle O'Shea, Miranda Peterson, Jackie and Mark Robin, Carla Rose, Joe Warnock, Lindsey Wohlfort, Anne Davison, James and Elaine Slater


Inspiration Foundation, Justin Haynes, William & Paul Hargrove, Dustin Donnell, Ken & Beth Malcolm, Joel McAlister, Shane & Margaret Reavis, Joe Ross, Ryan and Jacque Scheer, Penni Thow, Kevin Warden, Zane Wilemon, Mary Faye Way, Rebecca Metz & Chris Fiore, Ric & William Bonnell, Carly & Clayton Christopher, Ken and Ladonna Davis, Nathan Dillon, Brooke & Jeff Ezell, Justin Halloran, Samantha Halloran, James Hartye, Robyn Knocke, David and Kelley Lannon, Jennifer LeethBob & Cathy Werner


Devin Scott, Chris & Sarah RoarkRyan & Valerie Cox, Kelli LawlessJeffrey and Deanna Serra, Tim & Karin Williamson, Barrie & Bill Arachtingi, Chris and Audrey Munson, Suzi Sosa, Glenn Sutton, Brendan Starr, Kelly McNearney


Mike & Pam Mycoskie, Marjoray Wilemon, Carolyn McDermott

UBUNTU Core Members


Renew Energy, Mission Capital, Tom & Judy Farrell, Jimmy Kimmel & Molly McNearneyGlen & Corey Melke Hinz, Ken & Ladonna Davis, Sandy Garcia, Philip & Michelle Swatzell


The LeRoy Thom, Jean Thom and T-L Foundation, Inc., Jim McDermott


Wilemon Foundation, Allegro Coffee Company, Whole Foods Market, Inc.


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