PhilipCP | Nairobi City,Kenya English ,Swahili

From clay to finish, beads make beauty and incomes in Kenya #Kenya #beads #craft #social enterprise #women #empowerment

5 USD / 20 Minutes

In 1975, Lady Susan Wood set up a small business making beads in a shed in her garden in Nairobi. It was her vision to create livelihoods for disadvantaged women in her community. More than 40 years later, Kazuri Beads has grown to more than 300 employees and sells beautiful, handmade beads around the world. Let's walk through the entire bead-making process from clay-pressing to hand-rolling, to painting, firing and stringing, inside of Lady Wood's visionary women's factory.

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https://www.thefairtradestore.co.uk/blog/2014/03/01/the-story-of-kazuri-beads-jewellery-kenya/
https://kazuribeads.co.uk/about-us/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/801602.stm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8EQBTD8Ek4

My Philosophy

In Swahili, the word "kazuri" means small and beautiful. What are things of beauty? They are not only colorful beads, but also the things we do for one another, acts of kindness, and seeing the potential in people around us.

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