Behind the Lens | Obakki Fundraiser

Hannah Georgas and Nickelback’s Ryan Peake performed for the donors at the event. Photo by Brian Ceci.
Last night, Obakki Foundation’s BEHIND THE LENS fundraiser and photography exhibition was held at the Vancouver Urban Winery. Through event ticket sales, the village of Makuar, South Sudan will receive clean drinking water. An additional $25,000 was raised from the evening’s art sales, which will go to drilling additional wells in South Sudan.

Poppytalk was honoured to attend and was inspired by founder Treana Peake's efforts of building water wells in South Sudan and 12 schools in Cameroon, her "behind the lens" images, Brian Ceci's film documenting the projects along with a lovely performance by Hannah Georgas and surprise guest Nickelback's Ryan Peake.

If you'd like to listen to Treana's inspiring talk at Pecha Kucha, you can check it out here!

About Obakki Foundation
Treana Peake, founder of Obakki Designs and Obakki Foundation (, has been involved in humanitarian ventures that make positive change in the world for more than two decades. Obakki Designs is the creative arm that makes the products used to fundraise for the Foundation. Obakki Designs absorbs all of the administrative fees, from business cards to travel expenses, so that 100 per cent of all public donations and 100 per cent of net profits generated from Obakki sales go directly to Obakki Foundation’s humanitarian projects. Whether you buy Obakki products or make a donation to the Foundation, you know your money is going to help people in urgent need. To date, Obakki Foundation has drilled over 400 water wells in South Sudan and has built 12 schools in Cameroon.

If you'd like to find out more about Obakki's humanitarian efforts, visit A little peek at their Spring 2013 collection:

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