Meet Mapenzi from Kenya!  Mapenzi loves making music- with her voice, with instruments and just about anything.  Celebrating her culture through music makes her body feel alive and is one of her favorite feelings in the world.

Each Global Kidizen Doll is:

  • Hand-knit with love by Artisans in Peru, working within a certified fair trade organization
  • Made with 100% cotton yarn, using non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes
  • Accompanied by its own digital story, which can be accessed as a simple download – making it convenient to share from any phone, tablet or computer.   
  • Each story takes you & your littles on an adventure to discover new cultures, highlighting similarities while celebrating differences in a creative & engaging way
  • We work closely with partners from each country to bring the characters to life, creating authentic, kid-friendly stories about their cultures and communities.  
  • You can learn more about our Development Partners here.

Giving Back to support global communities is a core part of our mission.  

  • A donation is made with the purchase of every Global Kidizen doll to organizations around the world that help children thrive.  Donations from the purchase of Mapenzi benefit Ubunifu Lamu, on Lamu Island, Kenya.
  • You can learn more about our Give Back Partners here

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Must have for your classroom!

It was a special day when my class receiver the Mapenzi and Ravi dolls! My students were so excited to read the story of each doll. It sparked great conversation making observations and connections to their own lives. They have brought so much joy to our classroom! These dolls are a must have for any primary classroom.

Lauren Dvorak
Kindergarten Favorites!

My kindergarten students LOVE Ravi and Mapenzi! During explore time they love playing with these dolls in the vet center and the kitchen area. I love the stories behind each of the dolls and so do my students. I can hear them talking about their stories within their play. These dolls are truly special !

Georgette Rogers
A Very Pleased Yiayia

I was happy to offer Xander and Mapenzi as a gift to my very first granddaughter, my daughter’s baby girl. My daughter and I talked about when she and her brother were growing up and how perfect the For Purpose Kids dolls are for girls AND boys. I wish I had an option like this 30 years ago to offer to my son.

Madison O'Connor
"Mommy, she has dark, curly hair like me!"

My daughter loved playing with this beautifully crafted doll, and she was so excited that they looked alike! She enjoyed learning more about Mapenzi's culture, and she was so excited that they both love to express themselves through music. The digital story was engaging and helped start great conversations. We look forward to continuing to learn alongside For Purpose Kids!

Christina Garcia
Great Dolls for Play in ways that are Culturally Aware, Diversified and Imaginative!

These dolls are sweet, endearing and lovely quality. Anything that makes what could seem foreign relatable, approachable, and explorable can help a child imagine what it would be like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. This skill - empathy - sparked by play and curiosity is a gift for the next generation of young minds and hearts. These dolls are a great tool to help us play with our kids in ways that are culturally aware, diversified, and imaginative. Bravo!

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