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As they waited for her, the women sang. They were eager to tell their stories, longing to be heard, desperate to heal.

Obakki Founder Treana Peake walked into the large, sweltering tent at Bidi Bidi, the world’s largest refugee camp, with a plan – to help where and how it was most needed.

She came to Uganda knowing that these women and children had fled South Sudan in the face of a brutal civil war, escaping violence and famine.

But what Treana found was a group of warriors. Strong, resilient, remarkable women who were determined to build a new and better future.

“See these two hands?” said Rebecca. “These two hands are strong. I will use these hands to rebuild my life. We will all use our hands.”

Working together in the hot, dusty tent that sunny morning, they used their hands to create art. And that art became the unique design of the Bidi Bidi Scarf.

Here is the plan. 100% of the net proceeds from this extraordinary scarf will go towards helping women rebuild their lives through the funding of their own business initiatives. Whether in agriculture, textiles or trade, they will be determining their own future.

Wear this symbol of strength with pride and our thanks.

Designed by them, supported by you.

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