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Kazuri Beads Factory

Nairobi, Kenya
1-800-941-2759
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Ranked #1 of 14 shopping in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Mesa, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

The bead factory has provided jobs for women for 33 years. The beads are amazing! a great lace to visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Interesting and very successful project - well worth a visit and hard not to resist the temptation to buy something pretty

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I like the idea behide kazuri beads helping all those womens, and actually making beaded items look soo ravishly! thumbs up guys!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Every time I have been, the factory has not been producing, so we just visit the shop. The concept is great, and some beautiful beads.

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Fareham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

If you like your John Lewis Kazuri bead necklaces at about £50 a piece back in England, then get yourself to this shop! I bought the exact same necklace my friend bought a while ago in John Lewis for £47, for only 1200/- (about £8!!!).

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Visit Kazuri if you can. Here ladies make all the beads for jewellery and pottery to sell in the shop. These ladies are all single mums and this place is great because it gives them a chance to earn a little bit of money and socialize with others. You can walk around the factory and meet some of the workers.... More

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Columbia, MD
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24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Kazuri bead factory employs over 400 Kenyan artisans who lovingly create beautiful bead jewelry. It was begun by an expat woman who wanted to provide economically viable employment for local women. We met some ladies who had worked there for decades. The tour gives up close and personal contact with workers at every stage of the bead-making process, welcoming questions... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

A foreman took us around this workshop that employs single moms. They make the beads by hand from clay, paint, fire and string them on site. The guide shows you each step and introduces you to the women. The prices are much cheaper than you will find for these same products in the gift shops of Nairobi and safari lodges.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

It was very interesting to tour the factory and see the jewelry being made from start to finish. It was gratifying to see how many women are given the opportunity to earn their own livings and support themselves.

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Telford, Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

My second trip to Kazuri included a full tour of the premises (previously was only taken around the ladies in the factory). I was very impressed to see the whole process, being allowed to touch and ask questions. There are now over 300 people working at this small tucked away place in Karen and they do a fantastic job. My... More

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