Our company name represents a merging of cultures. The prefix "Kamp" represents Kampala, which is the capital of Uganda, and the suffix "Ind" represents India. We hold these places close to our hearts, and they always provide us with a sense of inspiration.
KampInd's is a lifestyle brand at the intersection of Culture x Travel x Fashion. Representation is key to everything we do, and we think everyone deserves to see images of themselves reflected in the world around them.
We have always been driven by the belief—if you don’t see it, create it yourself. That’s what we did when we created our first line of trendy bandana bibs using Ugandan, and Indian fabrics to celebrate the cultures of our family with others. And, that is what we did when we told the unheard stories of Blindian (Black x Indian) couples as part of the #BlindianProject.
Our next project focuses on inspiring families of color to travel the world. Black and Brown travelers contribute over $100 billion to the travel industry, yet these travelers are almost non-existent in mainstream travel publications. We hope to inspire the community through innovative storytelling highlighting the perspectives of two groups often omitted from the travel movement (Fathers & children).
We believe in changing the world by stimulating thought, challenging misconceptions and inspiring action through our products and community. We celebrate the world’s cultures and invite you to Travel With Us!
Jonah & Swetha Batambuze
Jonah Batambuze is a multimedia storyteller and co-founder of the lifestyle brand, KampInd. He creates content which disrupts the status quo at the intersection of culture x travel x fashion. These stories challenge false narratives about Black fatherhood, race, and culture, and give a voice to those often seen as “invisible” Jonah is inspired by the belief that ALL human beings have the same basic wants and needs.
Jacqueline Lara (KampInd's U.S. partner)
Jacqueline Lara is president of Mpact PR, LLC, which specializes in developing messaging and raising brand awareness for entrepreneurs and artists positively impacting communities. As the creative architect of The ArtFullness Project, Lara explores creative processes and blogs about the intersection of art and business.