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By Ozi Okaro
$6,074 pledged of $36,000 goal
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Thanks for your interest!

We have canceled this Campaign. In order to stay up to date, please sign up for our newsletter on www.Ikuzidolls.com or follow Ikuzidolls on Facebook, instagram or Twitter.  Thank you!

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With the help of my 7 and 10 year old daughters, I have spent the last year creating Ikuzi Dolls. These dolls are beautiful black dolls that represent the different shades of black beauty. They come in 3 different shades of brown with different hair textures and a beautiful designer dress made with African fabric.

With your help the funds raised will pay for the first production run of our dolls and help us meet our manufacturer's minimum order quantity.

Over time our collection will expand to include dolls with more shades of brown skin, hair textures, hairstyles and dress designs. My goal is to make sure that every little black girl has a doll that they can relate to and identify with.

Ikuzi Dolls will help teach black girls to love how they look and encourage them to challenge todays standard of beauty presented by the media. The word "Ikuzi" means to teach in the Igbo language; let's teach our girls to love who they are.

Our 3 Brown skin tone dolls are gorgeous. Receive the doll of your choice as a reward by supporting us with $69

Our medium brown skin tone doll
Our medium brown skin tone doll
Our light brown skin tone doll
Our light brown skin tone doll
Our dark brown skin tone doll
Our dark brown skin tone doll

 Every doll comes with this eco-friendly packaging, which dubs as a carrying and storage case

Our lovely pink carrying case
Our lovely pink carrying case
Doll fits perfectly in case
Doll fits perfectly in case

 Fun Process

Sketching doll face
Sketching doll face
Face mold
Face mold
Selecting shoes for each doll
Selecting shoes for each doll
Picking hair colors and textures
Picking hair colors and textures

Non-doll rewards shown below;

54 Africa fact flash card deck I created
54 Africa fact flash card deck I created
54 Individual fact cards
54 Individual fact cards
The Big Ceremony
The Big Ceremony
ABC's Trip To Africa
ABC's Trip To Africa

 Please see the full list and levels of rewards based on your contribution.

Risks and challenges

The main risk that we could possibly encounter, depending on when we place the order, is production delays due to the holiday season. We plan to order the dolls in early October in order to mitigate this risk and help ensure the dolls arrive on time.

Another risk we may also encounter is the limited supply of the African print fabrics that we use to make the dresses. If we encounter this issue, the doll dress designs will be made with a different African print fabric than what is shown in the pictures and video.

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    A brand new deck of my 54 Africa fact flash cards for kids, designed and created by me.
    A signed copy of my most recent children's book “ABC’s Trip to Africa”

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    1 light brown skin tone doll
    1 Pink doll carrying case
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    1 dark brown skin tone doll
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    1 light brown skin tone doll.
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    Don't need a doll? We'll deliver one to a NY/NJ area 2015 Holiday Toy Drive

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    Pick 2 dolls. Your choice. Pick from light brown, medium brown or dark brown skin tone dolls.
    2 Pink doll carrying cases

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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    Get all 3 dolls.
    1 light brown skin tone doll
    1 dark brown skin tone doll
    1 medium brown skin tone doll
    3 Pink doll carrying cases

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    Your choice of 2 dolls. Pick from light brown, medium brown or dark brown skin tone dolls. 2 Pink doll carrying cases.
    Plus 5 brand new decks of my 54 Africa fact flash cards for kids. Great for gifts.
    Plus a signed copy of my debut children's book titled “The Big Ceremony”

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    Get 6 dolls;
    2 light brown skin tone dolls
    2 dark brown skin tone dolls
    2 medium brown skin tone dolls
    6 Pink doll carrying cases
    Plus 3 brand new decks of my 54 Africa fact flash cards for kids
    Plus a signed copy of my debut children's book titled “The Big Ceremony”
    Plus a signed copy of my most recent children's book “ABC’s Trip to Africa”

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    Consult with us on the next doll design and look. Are you a designer? Would you love to be part of our design session? Do you have some great creative ideas?

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