In Swahili Kazuri means something small and beautiful, and indeed it is! Kazuri Beads is handmade jewellery made in Kenya, city called Karen (after Karen Blixen), which is only around 15 minutes drive away from the centrum of Nairobi.
These beads take quite long journey until they become a necklace, earrings or bracelet. First they are being shaped, then fired and glazed, and fired again. All work is done by more than 300 local women employed at Kazuri. Kazuri gives employment to women and single mothers, who are in struggle. They are receiving salary, which is three times higher than the national average wage and full medical cover for them and their relatives. I don’t know about you, but for me it sounds like an appropriate place where to spend my money! Continue reading