Our Story

Olori means Queen.

We believe real queens fix each others’ crowns. Olori symbolizes every girl’s inherent worth and power; we believe every girl is born with an invisible crown, and should be treated accordingly. In partnership/collaboration with women-owned businesses and local artisans in (the heart of) Africa, we make handbags that make women feel strong, confident, and secure.

Her value is priceless.
Her potential is limitless. She is a Queen.

Challenges

It’s hard to imagine that 31 million girls in the world, 17 million of which are in Africa, do not have access to education due to heart-wrenching conditions - including cost, conflict, child marriage, child labour and lower social status. These barriers prevent girls from receiving a proper education and thus lowers their chances for a better future.

Our Solution

MIllions of girls around the world will never enter a classroom, but educating a girl creates a lasting impact on the world’s economy, demographics, and health. Women with means are the heroes who can collaborate to equip the under-resourced queens of the world. Every time you buy an Olori product, you are participating in the solution, as every product sold provides tuition for an underprivileged girl.

Bridge International
Academy

Our giving Partner

Bridge partners with governments, communities, teachers and parents to deliver evidence based quality education for primary and pre-primary school children, currently serving more than 100,000 children across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia and India.

Tomide Awe

OUR FOUNDERTomide Awe grew up in Nigeria, a country where a girl has a 73% chance of not going to school (UNESCO). Fortunately, Tomide had parents that could afford to send her to school - a fate unimaginable for 17 million girls in Africa today. This disparity did not escape Tomide, and as a result, her life revolves around finding ways to make sure that every girl gets the same opportunity she had.