Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental organization focused on reforestation, conservation, and women's rights. In 2004, Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace." Top Children's Books on the Environment, Africa and World Regions
Not all dolls have to look like barbie...The purpose behind Karito Kids is teaching lessons about "social responsibility and charitable giving." Each doll is from a different culture - Australia, China, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and New York. You also have the opportunity of contributing to Plan, an organization that focuses on involving children, their families and communities to help other children in need. Great for girls!
An amazing organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities in Kenya- check out their blog! You can add them as your charity on Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchase price to the school