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The Harambee Collective: Supporting Womxn of Color

A virtual community for womxn of color to pull together for collective upliftment

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Project Description

Help THE HARAMBEE COLLECTIVE

Build A Thriving Digital Community for Womxn of Color!

 

Harambee is a Swahili word that directly translates to “Let’s Pull Together.”

 

Why does The Harambee Collective matter? 
The intersection of being a womxn and a person of color often creates a unique experience of isolation and invisibility, specifically within the United States context. Womxn of color rarely have a space created by them and for them that they can call their own. The mission of The Harambee Collective is to curate experiences that provide womxn of color (WOC) with layered intimate connections to other WOC. The Harambee Collective invites WOC to practice the essence of Harambee by pulling together their resources, knowledge, and energy to directly address feelings of isolation, especially during this pandemic. We work to design unique digital opportunities that makes WOC feel seen, valued, and restored. 
What is The Harambee Collective's mission?

Our mission is to redress the false narrative that WOC do not support and love one another. We challenge the narrative that WOC must do everything by themselves by creating the conditions where women can truly practice the essence of Harambee through sharing information geared toward healing and thriving. We do this by:

  • Designing virtual events that promote financial literacy, spiritual healing, natural hair care, interior design, and other relevant content.

  • Guiding women to clarify their personal vision all while making ancestral connections to their purpose. 

  • Curate personal and professional virtual networking opportunities. 

The design of our events allows women to choose their own path which can be guided by their personal desire to grow in knowledge about a particular content area or guided by particular desires for networking. Essentially, we are creating a culture where WOC women never have to feel alone. 

We had our first event on Saturday, May 23rd. Over 80 womxn of color attended!
Our first event itinerary! This virtual retreat was a transformative experience for all who attended.

The Harambee Collective also works to provide financial and marketing support to womxn of color owned small businesses. A unique feature of The Harambee Collective is a subscription gift box called “My Sister’s Keeper.” The box features products from small businesses owned by womxn of color across the country. These businesses receive the full benefit of financially being supported and an increase in clientele. Anyone who purchases the box receives the benefit of truly being their sister's keeper.

How will The Harambee Collective utilize the $10,000? 
  • Hire a web designer to build a website to house our recorded content, upload blogs, extend marketing, and create a digital message board for womxn to continue to connect outside of our virtual events. 
  • Hire other content creators to present at future events, write blog posts, and produce recorded and live content
  • Finalize the design for our custom “My Sister’s Keeper” subscription boxes
  • Purchase custom subscription boxes including additional elements to personalize each box

 The Harambee Collective would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your contribution. Thank you for believing in womxn of color and showing that support. Our work can continue because of you, and we are forever thankful.

 

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What will the $10,000 go towards?
  • Hire a web designer to build a website to house our recorded content, upload blogs, extend marketing, and create a digital message board for women to continue to connect outside of our virtual events. 
  • Hire other content creators to present at future events, write blog posts, and produce recorded and live content
  • Finalize the design for our custom “My Sister’s Keeper” subscription boxes
  • Purchase custom subscription boxes including additional elements to personalize each box
Where to find out more information about The Harambee Collective? 

We are still in the process of finalizing our website. However, if you have any questions you can reach out to Kisha Howell, the visionary for The Harambee Collective. Her direct email is boldhuesdesigns@gmail.com. Please allow 24 hours for a response. You can also connect with her via Instagram at @boldhues

 

Damaris Dunn
06/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Sarah Silverman
06/30/2020
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$25
Gerrit Jones-Rooy
06/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Heather perlow
06/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Ashley Brabham
06/29/2020
Instagram Shout Out!
$50
Emily Santiago
06/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Sara
06/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
In Honor of Jeff Howell
06/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
GARY P.
06/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Rebecca Jones
06/22/2020
Instagram Shout Out!
$50
Monetary Contribution

We are grateful that you have chosen to support The Harambee Collective. Your monetary contribution reminds us that it truly takes a village to reach our goals! Thank you!

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Instagram Shout Out!

Wow! We are truly honored that you believe in us! We want to celebrate you. If 200 more people believed just as much as you do The Harambee Collective will have met their goal! We believe that it is possible because of people just like you. Thank you!

78 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Interior Design Consultation

We are speechless! To show our love you will receive a 60 min interior design consultation with Kisha Howell, owner of Bold Hues. During this consultation, we will discuss your workflow, life flow, and clarify your interior design palette. After the consultation, you will receive a curated look book that shows the physical manifestation of your interior project. It is an personal experience that is designed specifically for you!

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Monetary Contribution

We are grateful that you have chosen to support The Harambee Collective. Your monetary contribution reminds us that it truly takes a village to reach our goals! Thank you!

116 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Instagram Shout Out!

Wow! We are truly honored that you believe in us! We want to celebrate you. If 200 more people believed just as much as you do The Harambee Collective will have met their goal! We believe that it is possible because of people just like you. Thank you!

78 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Interior Design Consultation

We are speechless! To show our love you will receive a 60 min interior design consultation with Kisha Howell, owner of Bold Hues. During this consultation, we will discuss your workflow, life flow, and clarify your interior design palette. After the consultation, you will receive a curated look book that shows the physical manifestation of your interior project. It is an personal experience that is designed specifically for you!

1 Supporter
Select this reward