May 2, 2015

Cute for a Cause!

My world has been absolutely CRAZY lately!  We are in the middle of wedding planning, selling two houses, and purchasing our first home together.  Can life please slow down for just a second so that I can take everything in?!  We are beyond blessed by all of the amazing things happening in our lives right now, but that has left NO time for my passion... my poor sweet little neglected PLP!!  I finally have a tiny bit of free time, so I would love to use this time to tell you about an amazing company I have had the pleasure of collaborating with!

I received the sweetest and most inspiring email from the creators of this amazing company.  Kidogo Kidogo was started by two sisters that wanted to make a difference.

Kidogo Kidogo translates to "little by little"in Swahili, and the sisters created it with the aim of lifting the financial barrier preventing women in Tanzania, Africa from having access to life-changing mobile technology.

In Tanzania, only 36% of women own mobile phones, and the number one reason preventing them from ownership is the initial cost of a mobile handset.  Mobile phones in Tanzania are prepaid where owners can buy credits at bodegas and other small stores around the country.  These phones are also much more to these women then just a way to communicate with family and friends, although they do enjoy this as well.  A mobile phone is a flashlight, a watch, a calculator, a camera, and a radio!  In Tanzania mobile banking is extremely common, and a phone provides women a way to make secure banking transactions.  Mobile phones are aluse used to monitor consumer markers and receive health reminders and updates.  Women with mobile phones also report a much higher feeling of personal safety than those without.

The profits made from selling phone cases go to the purchase and donations of mobile phones.  The phones are distributed to women through established non-profit partners already working in Tanzania.

If you would like to learn more about Kidogo Kidogo, you must visit their website!  Who knew that by sporting a cute cell phone case, you could be supporting a great cause and changing lives?!

Also, be sure to check out my Instagram page for a chance to win one of these awesome cases and the SCARF below from Pashmina Perfection!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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