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A Note From Our Cofounder

At vitruvi we believe what we do goes beyond essential oils. We create products with the intention of helping women take moments for themselves. Moments that let them recharge and take on the world with even more energy and passion. We truly believe the reward of our success as a company in Canada and the US is to be able to connect with women on a global scale.

We’re privileged to start this international work with One Girl Can—a Canadian charity based in Vancouver that works collaboratively with schools and communities in Kenya and Uganda. Having spent time in Africa, as well as working in rural regions of Kenya, I can confidently say that what One Girl Can is building with the women of Kenya and Uganda is truly unique and their positive impact will be felt for generations.  

I'm excited for what the future holds as vitruvi builds and supports a relationship with One Girl Can and it’s an honour to work with Lotte and her team.

- Sara

A Note From Our Cofounder

At vitruvi we believe what we do goes beyond essential oils. We create products with the intention of helping women take moments for themselves. Moments that let them recharge and take on the world with even more energy and passion. We truly believe the reward of our success as a company in Canada and the US is to be able to connect with women on a global scale.

We’re privileged to start this international work with One Girl Can—a Canadian charity based in Vancouver that works collaboratively with schools and communities in Kenya and Uganda. Having spent time in Africa, as well as working in rural regions of Kenya, I can confidently say that what One Girl Can is building with the women of Kenya and Uganda is truly unique and their positive impact will be felt for generations.  

I'm excited for what the future holds as vitruvi builds and supports a relationship with One Girl Can and it’s an honour to work with Lotte and her team.

- Sara

Why One Girl Can

We were drawn to One Girl Can because their model is so unique. They provide mentorship and education for girls in Africa, starting in high school and continuing through university, up until they are earning a salary in their chosen field. One Girl Can’s administration costs are fully funded through sales from founder Lotte’s for-profit business, AG Hair. This model, along with their give-back program is one of the more unique development models Sara has seen having worked in Africa. Also, every education that is pursued must be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics), which helps break the cycle of poverty.


Why One Girl Can

We were drawn to One Girl Can because their model is so unique. They provide mentorship and education for girls in Africa, starting in high school and continuing through university, up until they are earning a salary in their chosen field. One Girl Can’s administration costs are fully funded through sales from founder Lotte’s for-profit business, AG Hair. This model, along with their give-back program is one of the more unique development models Sara has seen having worked in Africa. Also, every education that is pursued must be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics), which helps break the cycle of poverty.


"We’re so proud to be partnering with a such a contemporary and socially-conscious company like vitruvi. Their commitment to make social purpose an integral part of their overall business strategy makes so much sense today. It’s up to all of us to be the change we want to see in the world, and vitruvi lives and breathes this adage with the same passion and integrity they put into the outstanding products they create." 
- Lotte Davis, Founder of One Girl Can

Our Current Initiative

We’re so excited to share our new partnership with One Girl Can: for every woman employed at vitruvi, we will fund a young woman’s university education in Kenya. This will cover expenses for a laptop, living allowance and tuition for her four year degree.

“At vitruvi we are incredibly passionate about helping women take care of themselves so they can take on the world. To me, this goes well beyond their wellness or beauty routines. We are so invested in the success of our customers as well as our team—both of which are predominantly young women. Our goal for vitruvi is to offer a platform for women to grow into their professions and have the tools and resources to explore their full potential. We do that with our team at vitruvi and we wanted to implement that mission on a global scale.” - Sara, Cofounder and CEO

For more information about One Girl Can and how you can get involved, click here .

"We’re so proud to be partnering with a such a contemporary and socially-conscious company like vitruvi. Their commitment to make social purpose an integral part of their overall business strategy makes so much sense today. It’s up to all of us to be the change we want to see in the world, and vitruvi lives and breathes this adage with the same passion and integrity they put into the outstanding products they create." 

- Lotte Davis, Founder of One Girl Can


Our Current Initiative

We’re so excited to share our new partnership with One Girl Can: for every woman employed at vitruvi, we will fund a young woman’s university education in Kenya. This will cover expenses for a laptop, living allowance and tuition for her four year degree.

“At vitruvi we are incredibly passionate about helping women take care of themselves so they can take on the world. To me, this goes well beyond their wellness or beauty routines. We are so invested in the success of our customers as well as our team—both of which are predominantly young women. Our goal for vitruvi is to offer a platform for women to grow into their professions and have the tools and resources to explore their full potential. We do that with our team at vitruvi and we wanted to implement that mission on a global scale.”
- Sara

For more information about One Girl Can and how you can get involved, click here.


The Circle of Empowerment

Build
OGC builds and rehabilitate girls’ schools in rural Kenya and Uganda. They are committed to long-term partnerships that ensure school infrastructure will continue to support their growth and maintain a dynamic and safe learning environment.

Educate
OGC provides scholarships for girls with the greatest need and highest potential at secondary and university levels. These scholarships fund all 4 years of university before she finds a job placement.

Mentor
OGC empowers girls to achieve their potential through workshops that teach goal setting, confidence building, strategic thinking and career planning. They also offer a mentorship program that partners university graduates with successful and professional African women.


The Circle of Empowerment

Build
OGC builds and rehabilitate girls’ schools in rural Kenya and Uganda. They are committed to long-term partnerships that ensure school infrastructure will continue to support their growth and maintain a dynamic and safe learning environment.

Educate
OGC provides scholarships for girls with the greatest need and highest potential at secondary and university levels. These scholarships fund all 4 years of university before she finds a job placement.

Mentor
OGC empowers girls to achieve their potential through workshops that teach goal setting, confidence building, strategic thinking and career planning. They also offer a mentorship program that partners university graduates with successful and professional African women.

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