Our Mission

Ubuntu Life is a nonprofit business that uses the power of global commerce to create social impact for mothers and children in Kenya.

Pediatric Health & Education

Empowered Employment

Our Mission | From the Founders

We believe the deepest and most permanent way to empower our community is through sustainable enterprises producing high-quality products and experiences. As a non-profit business, we offer our Maker Mums meaningful jobs with above-market wages and benefits, while generating revenue that supports our special needs center.

We are on a path to be financially self-sufficient by 2021.

Today we operate three non-profit enterprises. Café Ubuntu offers visitors the most memorable casual dining experience in the Great Rift Valley, on the road from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara. Our bottled water, the first social-impact water in Kenya, comes from a naturally healthy forest spring. And our shoes and other products are sold internationally and have earned the support of Jimmy Kimmel, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and others.

Our Impact

The Kids

The Mums

“Life throws to us good things and also challenging things. We need to celebrate together and win the battles together. That is Ubuntu. We need to live consciously that a life of purpose considers others.”

Jeremiah Kuria, Co-founder

Meaning of "Ubuntu"

Ubuntu is an African philosophy that means 'I am, because we are." It describes the interconnectedness among all things. We all depend on every other being on this planet in ways large and small, and we feel those connections now more strongly than ever. To reach our full potential, both individually and as a society, we must help others reach theirs: I am because we are.