- Who is Benson?
- A note from Matt:
- The sun was rising over Tanzania, as I accomplished my goal of reaching the highest peak in Africa. A porter, named Benson, spent the week helping me get there. Showing me the way, he carried my heavy rucksack to enable my success. As we descended from the summit, I learned he earns around a dollar a day – not enough to put a child through school.
- The product
- Arriving home, I was eager to add as much value to his life as he did to mine, so I bought a sewing machine and got to work creating our first product, a backpack named “The Benson.” Now considered our flagship piece, The Benson backpack represents the rucksack he carried for me, which allowed me to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- The Impact
- We believe education is paramount in creating a brighter future. The purchase of our mountain inspired products helps provide scholarships to deserving students in Tanzania, Africa. We would be honored if you join our movement and Carry an Education.
Simple. We carry a backpack for school and a rucksack to climb. So creating a mountain inspired bag to tie the two together seemed like the natural solution.
How we give
Not Backpacks - a hand up not a handout. Your purchase helps provide scholarships to deserving students in Tanzania, Africa.
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