“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My         little thing is planting trees.” — Wangari Maathai She was called “Mama Trees” by many people in Kenya. She was called a “subversive” by Kenya’s former president, Daniel Arap Moi. She helped the lives of more than 900,000 females though Read more ..

If things go bad for you, And make you a bit ashamed, Often you will find out that, You have yourself to blame Swiftly we ran to mischief, And then the bad luck came, Why do we fault others? We have ourselves to blame Whatever happens to us? Here are the words we say, Had Read more ..

Long before our grandparents were born, there lived a lively young daughter of the Maasai whose name was Nasira. Every evening she would sit with her grandmother around the fireside listening to the age old stories which had been handed down in just such a manner for many generations. Many of the stories Nasira was Read more ..

This is an African Story: it is also an Asian story and any cursory glance at the history of China, Vietnam, India, Africa, will see the testimony in tears and blood. We are truly a colonial people whose sweat was cruelly exploited by the Western monopoly capital to build a monument called Western Civilization. We Read more ..

These are some sights of Mt. Kenya. We summited the mountain in 2015 and have carried the experience with us. It was a real life changer! Mt. Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya, is over three million years old! Imagine all the wisdom and care she shared with us. The vegetation is so diverse that Read more ..

Oh man! The past few months have been such an experience. We’ve met so many fantastic people, shared great conversations and created a community that we can genuinely call FRIENDS!! Some experiences instantly come to mind as life changing, and we feel really grateful to be able to share them with you; Attended and supported Read more ..

Wabi-sabi refers to “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.” It resonates with Riri because of the obsession for perfection and glorifying of things that “fit” the impossible standard of having NO flaws (marks, dents, spots, and asymmetry). Read more ..

With the Sondeka Festival fast approaching, the Riri Team cannot help but reminisce about the empowering women that we met in the creative festival last year. They continue to inspire us through their own work, and we celebrate them. We had the opportunity to meet Ng’endo Mukii when she visited our stand at the Sondeka Read more ..

Sondeka Festival – also popularly known as Sondeka Fest – is a festival held in Nairobi, Kenya,  for lovers of all things artsy, colourful and fun! To quote directly from the Sondeka Festival website: “Sondeka Festival is life, it is fun, it is purpose, creation, innovation, and what we were all made for! For the Read more ..

We absolutely love this video by Superwoman! As if she’s not awesome already, she adds a humbling twist with this amazing tutorial on how to be the best you! It’s incredible. We believe that Riri, meaning true beauty in Gikuyu, comes from being the best version of you. The reason we share this with you is Read more ..