Handcrafted Ceramic Beads from Kenya
We are an Authorized Dealer for Wholesale and Retail Kazuri beads. The quality of each handcrafted bead reflects the Kenyan culture and the powerful story of Kazuri is absolutely inspiring.
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Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013
After years of your support in making a difference for the women of Kazuri, we thought, why not expand our reach? We have searched the globe for high-quality, high-design products that empower local artisans and effect positive change. Despite the challenging situations that disadvantaged women often face, they are nonetheless full of ideas, spirit, hope and vision. Research has shown that creating employment for women in developing countries strengthens entire communities. These factors are what motivated us to create Many Hands Marketplace, a new global boutique within the Kazuri West site.
As successful importers of international handcrafted artisanal products and distributors for handcrafted Kazuri beads made by women in Kenya, our team at Kazuri West has been in the business of advocating great art for great causes for nearly nine years. We are a grassroots organization engaging in ethical commerce, creating jobs, paying fair wages, where everything you buy gives back.
We hope you find some exciting new treasures that Many Hands has to offer. Just visit the countries represented on the colored tabs at the top of the page. Enjoy shopping, for "goodness" sake!
The Kazuri Video
The Kazuri StoryKazuri Founder - Lady Susan Wood was born (1918) in a mud hut in an African village. Her parents were missionaries from England in the Ituri Forest. Lady Wood was sent back to England to be educated and married Michael Wood, a surgeon. They came to Kenya in 1947. They were dedicated to making a difference and Lady Wood started a coffee plantation on the Karen Blixen estate, famous from the award winning movie "Out of Africa" , at the foot of the Ngon'g Hills, about 30 minutes from the bustling Nairobi city center in Kenya. Lady Wood was a visionary, an unsung hero of her time. She assisted her husband in founding the East African Flying Doctor Service, which expanded into the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) of which Michael Wood was Director General for 29 years. Michael Wood was knighted in 1985.
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