Did you know that more than 30 million girls are denied access to primary and secondary education? Barriers can include everything from lack of teachers to negative cultural perceptions of education to extreme poverty.

Our artisans are responsible for the school fees, uniforms, meals, and well-being of more than three-dozen children. Mama Aroyo supports her three children and younger sister; Bernadette Enaru, Julienne Buve, and Francine Kandaru send money to their parents for the school fees of younger brothers and sisters; Marie Opisia supports the orphaned children of her eldest brother, and Jeannine provides for five stepchildren after her brother-in-law passed away and their mother left. 

When you purchase Totonga Bomoi products 100% of the profits earned by our artisans are reinvested into the lives of their children, siblings, parents, and grandparents. 


The NABUTA handbag, which means I RISE in the local Congolese language of Lingala, expresses our cooperative's desire to prioritize the education of young girls in Congo. 

Quality-lined, black or blue interior; Cross-body strap; Inside pocket with zipper; and personally signed by the artisan in Congo

Everyday, we have this beautiful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Our artisans are tremendously grateful for your love and support and we wouldn't be here without you!