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The quality of each handcrafted bead reflects the Kenyan culture and the powerful story of Kazuri is absolutely inspiring. Kazuri is a member of the World Fair Trade Federation (WFTO), which authenticates fair wages, safe working conditions worldwide.

About Lady Wood

The Kazuri Story

Kazuri 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.

Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller has worked in art related fields throughout her life. She began as a graphic artist for an advertising firm and subsequently worked in interior design, created and directed an arts and crafts program for children, designed wedding cakes…

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