Ladies who LOVE: Meet Lorna

Lorna (1)
Lorna (1)

Stories of impact from the hands that beaded your LOVE Bracelet,  sold exclusively at American Eagle Outfitters.

Born and raised in a small village Oltiyani, Lorna is known to be one of the few educated and empowered ladies in her village, despite the culture that limit girls education in her community.

Lorna learned beadwork from her grandmother while she was growing up which supported her with school fees. She managed to attend primary and secondary school, after which she got engaged and married before going to college.

Lorna (2)
Lorna (2)

Lorna believes that love is a very strong feelings that you can’t go against. “It’s through love that I got myself married immediately after high school without giving it a second thought."

Love didn’t give me any option as we always say “Love is blind!”

Lorna later started looking after goats for sale as well as doing small beadwork and taking them to the market with a hope of getting customers.

Currently, Lorna is working with UBUNTU Made where she works comfortably and supports her family.

Lorna (3)
Lorna (3)

“My family has been very supportive and they view UBUNTU Made as a hand of help enabling my kids to school”.

Lorna (4)
Lorna (4)