In the Fall of 2017, barely a year after Christine Nakaoka moved to Uganda to serve Jesus Christ, the former designer from New York City providentially encountered a group of South Sudanese Refugee women living in Uganda. These women needed work to provide for their families, but also needed healing and restored joy in Christ. Combining Christine's ideas and background in design and retail and the refugee women's basic knowledge of crochet and beading, they formed a group and were able to meet their practical needs and gain joy and growth in Christ.
Thus, KIRABO Gifts and Accessories Workshop officially launched on March 1, 2018. Kirabo means ‘gift’; Jesus is the greatest gift.
Kirabo Workshop exists to glorify God by providing work for those in need and to help restore dignity and joy through beauty in Christ. The type of work and products they make are based on their desire to create beauty.
By developing their skills, they continue to bring glory to God as well as joy to themselves and their customers.
Their inspiration comes from the unfathomable love and beauty of Jesus Christ and his creation. They believe that beautiful and unexpected things can form from the simplest of ideas and humble materials.