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Meet the Founder

It all began with a white envelope of money.

For years, every December a white envelope stuffed with money would slip silently under Treana Peake’s family’s front door. Unmarked and anonymous, it was impossible to tell who the sender was. Without any hope of recognition or praise, the gesture was as significant as it was simple: it was help.

It was someone who cared enough to give without ever receiving anything in return.

Even at the age of 8, a young Treana recognized the impact and significance of this great and anonymous gift. It would prove to affect her so profoundly that philanthropy wove itself into her fiber, motivating her through years of development work in war-torn and resource-depleted areas of the world. From her fundraising efforts as a child to her first trip to Africa at the age of 18 (which she funded by selling her car), Treana has carried on the legacy of that anonymous, annual gift from her childhood: she has lived to give back.

Since launching the Obakki Foundation in 2009, Treana has provided an astounding 900 water wells for drought-plagued South Sudan, helping an estimated one million people access a life resource that will serve as their foundation for growth.

She has created 12 schools in Cameroon, giving thousands of young students an opportunity to develop and flourish in unprecedented ways. Treana has also supported a number of orphanages for over 20 years, providing help to thousands of orphans.

In addition to the Obakki Foundation, Treana is also the creative director of Obakki, an internationally recognized fashion brand based in Vancouver. The brand absorbs the administrative fees of the Obakki Foundation, allowing the charity to send 100% of public donations directly to its humanitarian projects.