Meet Rafiki Lion! The lion who will fund a school!
Rafiki Lion is OB Designs first collaboration with Rafiki Mwena. When you purchase Rafiki Lion they will donate directly to Rafiki Mwena and help them build their new school.
This is a special project that is dear to their hearts; assisting the rehabilitation of children in Kenya.
For years, they have tirelessly campaigned and fundraised for the children and even rescued them on the ground in Kenya!
They are inspirational people and O.B. Designs wanted to do something meaningful to help that wasn't just sending a cheque every month (we've been sponsors for years) so they got together and custom designed a Toy Lion named Rafiki.
The idea was that Rafiki Wmema (Swahili for "Loyal Friend") needed a Mascot and a Lion soft toy was perfect!
In Kenya, a Lion is a symbol of Power and Pride and is on their coat of arms. When the kids come to Rafiki they are broken and it is Sarah and Anne-Marie's mission to be a loyal friend and give them their power and pride back through love and education.
The attached image is one of the kids at "Kings and Queens Castle" with Rafiki (meaning Friend in Swahili) . They were VERY excited to see a toy created just for them and its a LION! We hope this is going to give them the strength they need and they can feel the love in the softness of this beautiful lion made just for them!
Their aim with this special project is to fund the building of the new school on their farm in Kenya. We want to try and keep them as safe a possible and this school very important to their welfare.
For the purchase of each toy, we donate money directly to Rafiki Mwema.
SAFETY & CARE