Living WE starts with you.
Your choices about what to buy, where to go, how to act.
Your desire to leave the world a better place than you found it.
Through our international volunteer trips, clothing and accessories, leadership training programs and materials, an inspirational speakers’ bureau, and books that address issues of positive change, ME to WE inspires people like you to transform your life and the world around you.
LIVE WITH IMPACT
LIVE WITH IMPACT
Through our partnership with WE Charity, ME to WE contributes to a cycle of sustainable local and global change.
- Since 2009, ME to WE has donated more than $8.5 million to WE Charity in cash and in-kind donations.
- In 2014, more than 130,000 youth were inspired through ME to WE leadership programs.
- Thousands of travelers joined us on ME to WE volunteer trips overseas in 2014.
- To date, more than 1,400 mamas in Kenya are employed through ME to WE Artisans.
- 721,503 life-changing impacts have been provided to WE Charity for its development work in communities overseas—from communities provided access to clean water, to children provided the resources to succeed in school.
You definitely wouldn’t want to miss it for the world. It will change your life. It will change the lives of others.
ME TO WE TRAVELER
SHOP WITH IMPACT
When you shop with ME to WE, transactions equal transformation. Each product you purchase has a
positive impact in a community overseas.
WHY ME TO WE ARTISANS
ME to WE Artisans is a line of original accessories handcrafted by artisans in WE Charity’s partner communities across the globe. Each piece is a connection between you and a working artisan, sustainably produced using locally sourced materials.
Today, more than 1,400 mamas are employed in communities in Kenya to create beautiful beaded accessories. But our artisans aren’t only earning an income. Through financial literacy and leadership training, they’re also building the skills and confidence to be role models, helping empower their own families and communities to break the cycle of poverty.
When I wear ME to WE Rafiki bracelets and see someone else wearing them too it gives us an instant connection. I recognize and can personally relate to them.
ME TO WE AMBASSADOR RYAN NEARING
Founder and ME to WE CEO Roxanne Joyal was inspired to create ME to WE Artisans after meeting talented Maasai beaders forced to travel daily to small tourist markets flooded with similar products. There, they would sometimes sell their intricate beadwork at a loss.
Today, the mamas are able to earn twice as much as before—without giving up their traditional way of life. Gathered under acacia trees with their young children in tow, the Maasai mamas bead using art forms passed down mother-to-daughter through generations. They turn their traditional handiwork into a livelihood.
By joining Artisans, each woman is empowered to build her savings and do things she never would have believed possible: improve her home, buy food and medicine for her family, send her children to school, and believe that her skills and her voice have value.
Working towards financial independence through this sustainable source of income, the women of ME to WE Artisans are building a future for themselves and their families, one beautiful beaded item at a time.
We can work just the same as our men. We are strong.
KENYAN MAMA AND ME TO WE ARTISAN