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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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Wonderful organisation supporting local employment

This business is a great initiative for providing local people with the opportunity to create excellent crafts. Beautiful pieces of jewellery and pottery at realistic prices. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This business is a great initiative for providing local people with the opportunity to create excellent crafts. Beautiful pieces of jewellery and pottery at realistic prices. We were shown through the workshops, to appreciate the work that goes into creating individual pieces. Not to be missed in Nairobi.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been here five times, and will go again. It is a great organization and cause. The people are friendly and prices are fair. The tour is free and the workers love to have their photos taken. The beads are a never fail gift for family and friends. While they do take credit cards the electric is unreliable, so... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Kazuri Bead Factory will surprise and inspire you. It is the best of sustainable eco tourism. It is also an excellent place to buy unique gifts for friends and family while supporting a great local business venture.

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Somerset, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is the real deal, people with a disadvantage in life are given the opportunity to be part of something magnificent. They ladies that work here hand craft each and every bead, from the smallest most inconsequential ones to larger, more irregular shaped ones. Bring a big purse full of money.

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Mysen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Kazuri is an internationally brand for fair trade jewelry. Their factory tour is also professional at an international level while remaining distinctly Kenyan. The tour naturally ends in the factory shop with a representative, albeit small, inventory. *The Good* Our guide was professional, efficient, and spoke excellent english. The free tour was consequently short and sweet yet informative. Basically all... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my guess from Mexico there so she could meet Kenyan women working hard for a living and so she could take a piece of Kenya home with her in the form of a Necklace, Earnings and Bracelet. We were taken on a tour were 340 women were hand making a variety of beautiful bead in different stages from... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. Our guide was very friendly and told us in great detail how the clay is harvested from Mt. Kenya, all the processes is goes through, how the beads are made, baked, threaded and finally displayed for our viewing (and buying!) pleasure. It was interesting to see the whole process. The beads are also more affordable... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We toured the Kazuri Bead Factory in May 2015. it was quite interesting to see the whole process from start to finish. The factory employs single moms and also provides them with medical. Everything is done by hand, wonderful to see the beautiful patterns and variety of colours and designs. So much to choose from! Buying at the fit shop... More 

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Londoner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Take the short but informative factory tour and get an understanding of this amazing company and the work it does. Then head to the Aladdin's Cave of a giftshop to pick up a necklace, earrings or bracelets in every colour under the sun...as well as jewellery there's pottery, so you can get gifts for pretty much everyone in one place.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were late so our guide was rushed. We learned how beads are made, starting from the mud of Mt Kenya and ending up beautifully handpainted. So glad we went.

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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