These women are warriors. Wear a symbol of their strength.
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.
Working together in the hot tent that sunny morning, they used their hands to create art. And that art became the unique design of the Bidi Bidi scarf.
See these two hands? These two hands are strong. I will use these hands to rebuild my life. We will all use our hands.
The design of the Bidi Bidi scarf is inspired by the whimsical drawings of women who have been through the unthinkable, revealing a tragic past entwined with a hopeful future. These are depictions of who they are, the trauma they’ve endured and their belief in what is possible. Touching paint for the first time, these brave women used art to express themselves and connect with each other while healing their souls.
This scarf represents their past, present and future. It is a declaration of hope and strength.
Designed by them, supported by you.
100% of the net proceeds from this symbolic scarf will go toward helping women rebuild their lives through the funding of their own business initiatives. These women will be determining their own futures.