We are very proud to partner with two wonderful organizations for our flagship capsule collection. A minimum 20% of net profits will be divided equally in support of these two organizations and their incredible work.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) has pioneered the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants for more than 40 years and is today recognized as one of the leading conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
At the heart of their many conservation activities is the Orphans' Project. This program comes to the aid of orphaned milk-dependent baby elephants and rhinos across Kenya, offering hope for the future of these species as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, the loss of their natural habitat due to encroaching human populations, conflict, deforestation and drought. To help support the raising and ultimate reintegration of the orphans so that they can return to the wild when grown, the SWT maintains the incredible Orphan Adoption Program (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans) - we encourage parents and their children to consider adopting an elephant and following their progress. We have done so with our families and have found the experience to be so rewarding.
The Kisumu Hope Restoration (KHR) (www.hope-restoration.org) is a rural community organization based in Kisumu, Siaya, and Homa Bay counties around Kenya’s Great Lake Victoria. KHR helps children that are living with or orphaned by HIV/AIDS, typically living on less than $1 per day, and often neglected, stigmatized, and exploited. It provides school uniforms, fees, supplies, nutritious lunches, counselling, health education and service referrals, and supportive home visits, but also builds kids’ self-worth through engagement in creative activities like drama, music, storytelling, and visual arts.
We invited the children at KHR to produce their own drawings of elephants, explaining to them that their drawings would be used to help publicize and support the work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Kisumu Hope Restoration. This also became an educational endeavour as many of the Kenyan children, themselves, were not aware of the pressing issue of elephant conservation happening in Kenya.