Our Story, Our Pledge
While it would be easy for us to use this space to simply comment on our passion for development, we'd be remiss if we didn't say that passion without purpose is a life wasted. Before Sumoka Living ever came to existence, we promised ourselves that no matter where our passion for hair took us, we'd use it to make some kind of positive impact in the world. Then in December 2012, during a life-changing backpacking adventure to India, inspiration hit us and we found exactly the kind of impact we were destined to make in this world. Witnessing the love, determination, and daily struggle of those we came across every day, we learned a lot about ourselves. So on the plane trip back home, our purpose was born (even before Sumoka ever was). We made a pact that we wouldn't forget the people of India, and would share our future blessings with those who needed it most. So the day Sumoka Living finally launched, we committed to put aside 10% of all profits to fund village improvement programs, helping children and their families gain access to clean water, sanitary living conditions, medical and educational facilities; things we take for granted here.
As we continue to lend a hand to those doing all the hard work on the ground, we will be posting regular updates on the difference you're purchases have made. Thank you again for being part of our story and contributing to our pledge.
The Sumoka Living Team