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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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The Kazuri Bead Factory was started in 1975, when Lady Susan Wood set up a fledging business making beads in a small shed in her back garden. She started by hiring two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The Kazuri Bead Factory was started in 1975, when Lady Susan Wood set up a fledging business making beads in a small shed in her back garden. She started by hiring two disadvantaged women. Today it has a work force of approximately 350 women, who when they are hired are single mothers (though if they later marry they are allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Kazuri's beads are all handmade and strung by local women, creating a cottage industry for single mothers who would probably not otherwise be employed. Bead selection is amazing, every color in the rainbow. At $10 a necklace, also very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

This place was amazing. The tour showing us the process from the clay mix to the final item was fascinating. Each and every bead is formed by hand once the mix is ready, then hand painted etc. The scheme was started to help the women of the area and the end results are just stunning. A must see!!

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I couldn't chose - so bought a lot. Fortunately the earrings are inexpensive but lovely . The factory employs single mothers - and has for over 30 years! so one feels good to purchase these items. On return to US I have happily worn and given these pretty items. This is important since often souenirs look sad on return home.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Need a gift or want to give your wife the treat of a life time....this is the place to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

It was interesting to see the making of ceramic beads fronm start to finish . It was for commercial purposes and I would not make this stop again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This was a truly amazing experience seeing how trendy beaded jewellry is and how it is made. Saw an array of colour and talent. And got a whole lot of new accessories and gifts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I went twice; once in August 2010 with friends and returned in September 2011 with my young adult son and his Kenyan girl friend. I insisted on going back for two reasons. I love the jewelry and the pottery, and the business benefits mostly single moms who have been taught the skills and can now support themselves. The factory is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Last weekend I went to Kazuri beads factory located in Karen area of Nairobi with my wife & children. This is a place esp women love to go as there are plenty of hand-made jewellery on beads. There are couple of other items like crockery,hats, paintings,bags etc. The good thing is that one can see live how local women make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

If you are doing Giraffe Centre,and Karen Blixen Musem this must be on your visit list. The Guide was very informative the works very happy to share how they create Beads shipped world wide.

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

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