Pendo Doll

During the global pandemic, we created the lovable Pendo Doll, named after the word for “love” in Swahili. The Pendo Doll story is one of resilience and love.

Meet Kadzo

The name Kadzo means “beautiful girl” in Swahili. She lives in a small village on the coast of Kenya.

Kadzo is wearing a limited-edition wrap dress made in partnership with Tea Collection for their Kenya-inspired collection.

Love is stitched into every doll


We're proud to partner with Tea Collection

Iconic Wrap Dress

Tea Collection designers traveled to Kenya in 2022 to collaborate with Elimu Girls. Tea developed the wrap-dress pattern for the Kadzo doll.

A year later, the Tea team returned to see the final production of Kadzo with the prints from their 2024 Kenya-inspired collection.

Tea Collection has also donated $10k to Elimu Girls to support our mission to empower young women.

Every Purchase Empowers Our Artisans

Artisan Makers Space

Elimu Girls are committed to supporting young women beyond their graduation from sewing college and has created an Artisan Maker Space in Malindi, Kenya. This space features sewing machines, an experienced fashion instructor, computers, and community so that Elimu Graduates can receive continued mentorship and guidance.

Meet our entire collection of Pendo Dolls

Shop and share you Pendo Doll's adventures with us on social media @ElimuGirls

"Pendo" Documentary

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Elimu Girls is part of Elimu-USA a 501(c)(3) which is an international organization enabling youth to live life to their fullest potentials in Malindi, Kenya.

Registered Charities:  Elimu Girls USA (Elimu-USA 501(c)(3) ID#46-2537050). Elimu Girls Canada (Elimu-Canada BN#828374314RR0001). Elimu Resource Center (Malindi, Kenya)