Buy One Donate One Happy Art Mask

Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya accommodates around 196,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers today. Our artist and founder Rui met a very talented fashion designer, Samir from Kakuma Refugee camp, early 2020 at a fashion workshop. His passion and dream of creating modern, stylish clothes for other refugees caught Rui’s attention. Since March 2020, the Kenyan government has required everyone to wear masks in public spaces. Samir, a fellow refugee from the DRC has been using his talent to contribute to his community. He makes and distributes masks to those who cannot afford to buy them at his shop.  

By purchasing a mask from Kangarui, you will be supporting this cause: For each mask purchased, you will be donating a vibrant coloured African textile mask made by Samir to a refugee in Kakuma camp.  

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Since starting this initiative at the start of the pandemic in April 2020, we have been able to work together and have donated 5000 masks till date (May 2021).
We thank all of you for the continuous support.
Many Thanks,
Rui and Samir.