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Check Out Koi Kadara’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Koi Kadara.

Hi Koi, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I was born in Kenya and moved to Northern California in 2002 at the age of nine years old. I lived with my mother & brother until I moved to attend college in Washington State. My mother passed away in 2013 leaving my brother, my six months old daughter & I. After her passing, my life completely changed.

I was 21 years old trying to figure out how to survive with my child and younger brother. I had always had a desire to own a boutique since I saw my mom own one in Nairobi, Kenya when I was little. That is when the idea of my business Asanti By Koi was birthed. Asanti is my daughter’s name and it means “Thank you” in Swahili. I named it after her because she was my blessing from God and after my mom died, I realized how powerful her name really was to me. She was the reason I kept living and for that reason, I give Thanks to the Most High. I have devoted my life to spread Divines love.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Of course, the journey has been a roller-coaster ride. I have experienced the thrills, fear, joy, cries and excitement through it all and some at the same time. There are many factors that come when starting a business, majority have to do with finances. Willing to win some and lose some. Willing to take that leap and make investments that may or may not work out. One thing I have learned from this journey and still continue to know is no matter how hard it gets, I still continue to have “Fearless Faith.” Knowing that when one door closes, another one opens. Trusting that Divine knows exactly all that I desire and how to see it to fruition. My main job is to Trust & Believing that without a doubt.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My business is called Asanti By Koi Mantra T-shirts & Jewelry. I believe that as you become more spiritual and re-connect with your Divine God/Goddess, you begin to understand that nothing is a coincidence and everything has meaning. When the feeling of Clarity resonates within you, this is pure guidance and validation from your higher-self. The mission behind the Mantra Tees is divinely inspired to breathe Love & Clarity through your resonance with our message. While sprinkling you with our beautiful Gold-Filled pieces to pop your already natural beauty!

What’s next?
I plan on growing my business to where I can travel the world with my family and spread our love and pieces with people of all cultures. I want to leave a mark in anyone’s heart that I make contact with and remind them of just how powerful & worthy he/she is.


  • Mantra Tees between $25-$35
  • Jewelry between $30- $80

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Mantra Tees with 3 models shot by Adam Holmgren

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