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g is for Global: The story behind Maasai g's

November 16, 2016

Heads up! You may be receiving a special gift from us in your next order. Until we run out, we will be sending in each order a handmade “g”, which are made by Maasai mums in Tanzania for you. These little gifts are reminders that we are all part of a global village where we share the spirit of g.

Hands holding Maasai g

Handmade g’s will be little surprises in orders of gDiapers.

The spirit of g means many things. It means to be genuine in everything we do. It means to be generous with our time, attention, and talents. And it means to think globally, as in, we all have universal dreams and concerns, and together, we can make a difference.

Maasai woman proudly wearing g

A Maasai woman proudly modeling her handmade g.

In 2014, gDiapers co-founder Kim Graham-Nye traveled to Tanzania for work with our partner, Every Mother Counts. “They had all sorts of planned meetings and activities, including meeting with the Maasai Women Development Organisation (MWEDO). I wanted to connect even more with other business women and made arrangements to meet some of the local groups once the EMC team left. I quickly fell in love with the Esilalei Naisho Women Group.

Kim greets the day in Tanzania!

“Within a short few days, I gained genuine friendships and learned that we, as mums around the world, stress about juggling babies, work, finances, and family. I also fell in love with their craftsmanship—their care, their touch.”

Kim Graham-Nye with Maasai womangDiapers co-founder Kim Graham-Nye with a Maasai woman business entrepreneur.

Kim bought several hand-beaded ornaments as holiday gifts for the gTeam and began work on creating a special gift for you, the gCommunity.

Peekaboo with Maasai g!

Peek-a-boo! There are lots of things you can do with your g!

 “Creating these g’s was no small feat! These women live in a village that doesn’t have cameras or computers. We had a liaison to translate and a good friend to drive 3-4 hours just to take pictures of prototypes and drive back to email them to us.”

Maasai women who made the g's!The Maasai women and our helpful liaison in creating the g’s.

After many months of development and logistics, and hundreds of g’s later, the g’s arrived at gDiapers headquarters in Portland, OR. Each one is hand-wrapped with love, and we are excited to share the spirit of g, and everything it means, with you!

Spirit of g is alive in Tanzania.

The spirit of g is thriving in Tanzania.

These Maasai women are incredibly proud to share a connection with the gCommunity, and we want you to have a chance to express your gratitude with them. If you receive a g, please share a picture of you with it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tagging #gVillage, and we will send them a collage of all the lives they’ve touched as a thank you.

And thank YOU for being a part of our village.

There were many hands involved in making the g’s. All together, we can make a difference.


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