Here at RoHo, our core values of economic empowerment and ethical trade drive our business and our relationship with our artisans. Caleigh Hernandez, RoHo’s founder, frequently visits our artisans in Kenya to ask them what is the best way we can support them, and it was refreshing for me to hear that she was willing to listen and serve their needs.
I am fortunate enough to be taking a month to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain this summer. Passing kilometer 400 in an 800 km walk is both thrilling and a little demoralizing at the same time. Thrilling because I’m feeling stronger each day, my backpack is lighter, and I feel like I’m starting to catch my stride. Demoralizing because I AM WORKING SO HARD HOW AM I ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH?! And yet despite the intermittent frustrations, tested muscles and a backpack that reeks so badly from sweating it immediately makes my clothes smell horribly when I put it...
In the past few months, we're thrilled and humbled to announce that we've been selected for two awards - the Successful Women Giving Back Award and the Amber Grant! Women's Economic Ventures (WEV), a local nonprofit empowering women entrepreneurs (and huge cheerleader for RoHo) presented RoHo and Caleigh with the Successful Women Giving Back Award along with a $10,000 check and business support package. This award, whose recipient is selected by a group of WEV supporters, recognizes an entrepreneur who has been in business five years or less and exemplifies the spirit of giving back. This $10,000 went towards product...