Somalian native and fashion model, Ubah Hassan is the creator of Maji Umbrellas. Her partnership with Oxfam has enabled her to design two umbrellas, the Blue Sahara and the Moonshade, that sell for $40 each and proceeds go towards efforts to provide clean water to the Horn of Africa region that is plagued with drought. The cost of each umbrella will provide clean drinking water for 20 people for a day!
Ubah is also an Oxfam America Sisters on the Planet ambassador. So, the next time you need a new umbrella or just want to help and don’t know how, purchase a Maji Umbrella and know you’ve made a difference! Be thankful for the rain! Bad hair days and all! We take the simple things in life, like water, for granted.
(I have seen first hand in Liberia what people have to go through for fresh, running and clean drinking water. I will be telling you more about my efforts to help in the people of Liberia obtain clean drinking water very soon!)
I am super proud of Ubah and look forward to my purchase of her Maji Umbrella. It’s great to be a lover of fashion but, always remember, you too can make a difference somewhere else in the world with your dollar if you just take the time to do the research. Take a Pause for A Cause!
~Gone Shopping…be back soon!