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Made out of kitenge (East African wax print) and 100% cotton fabric. With this handmade bag, you will bring a piece of “the land of a thousand hills” everywhere your yoga practice takes you.

 

Meet Fabiola, of Komera’s Parent and Guardian Cooperative 

After learning for months, Fabiola started working with her mother, sewing women’s clothes and uniforms for school students and selling vegetables and tomatoes at home. From all these sources of income, she bought her own sewing machine at 150,000RWF (approximately $150 USD) which gave her the opportunity to work and earn. Since then, her life has changed completely in ways she sometimes can’t even believe! She is able to financially support herself and gets along so well with her mother. She still belongs to four savings groups, takes care of her child, and plans on enrolling him in a good school when he’s old enough. Her long-term goal is to help her mom renovate her house! 

Souljourn Yoga Foundation s a US 501(c)3 non-profit that raises awareness and funds for young women’s education around the world by using yoga as an inclusive vehicle for change. Inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service, and ‘sojourn’ which captures the essence of being in a place for a time, we collaborate with local community based projects and international nonprofits. 

Souljourn Yoga's On the Ground Yoga Teacher Training will teach and train the Komera staff and social workers will learn how to teach yoga and adapt it to their Rwinkwavu community by focusing on young mothers and primary school students. Yoga trainees will learn physical practices, whereby shapes and sequences were self-designed to encourage holistic empowerment and to cement the message that yoga is for every type of body and every type of person.

Komera develops self-confident young women through education, community development, and health.  Komera believe that young women have the right to lead change in their community, to experience the joy of self-discovery and to realize their potential. “Komera” means “be strong, have courage.”

Supporting Women

Not only does the purchase of this bag support the mothers, but also their daughters in both yoga and academic education through Komera and Souljourn Yoga's holistic approaches.

Ethically Handmade

Locally sourced and handmade by Komera’s Parent and Guardian Cooperative.

All natural

100% cotton. Printed using a wax-resist method.

 

Vegan

Made with materials that do not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients.

Washable

Easy to clean. Handwash or machine wash separately in cold water using mild detergent.

Resistant

Durable and made with breathable cotton.