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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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We visited the Kazuri Beads factory as a pre-safari excursion. The bead factory was originally started to provide local women work and a source of income. It has grown into an... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Kazuri Beads factory as a pre-safari excursion. The bead factory was originally started to provide local women work and a source of income. It has grown into an enterprise that employs over 350 women and sells its products worldwide. All the beads and other products are handmade and decorated at the factory in Nairobi. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, and the money left behind buying beautiful handmade beads from local production (on the spot!) is supporting local business, giving hundreds of women work where there before was nothing!

Thank Floas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful beads, beautiful women. A great place to visit and support. It is a wonderful story. Sit out in the courtyard and order a coffee too. Make sure you do the tour of the bead making, not just the gift shop

Thank patti s
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a huge variety of clay beads and can buy to majenta your own jewelry or ready made jewelry. I little daughter absolutely loves this place as she loves jewelry making

Thank Maxx703
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved every bit of work put up by these ladies. They put every positive energy to make world class jewellery. You are spoilt for choices and you will have gifts for everyone.

Thank Wachira44
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed to visit only to find the factory closed Sunday. The gift shop was just okay. I would not go back unless the factory was open

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short review as sadly the Monday we visited much was owed as it was a public holiday. However the shop was open and there is a great opportunity to get some great little gifts at far less than this beads cost in the shops.

Thank AdeWotton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

As a lover of beads, I accepted the driver's offer of a visit to A bead factory. When I saw it was Kazuri, i was very excited as I had heard of this "Small And Beautiful"art work in Australia. I was so interesting to see the hand made product from start to finish, The workers seemed to be happy and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited the bead factory during an afternoon in Karen. We enjoyed touring the factory and learning about their processes. I really like that the factory was created to help single mothers create a better life for themselves and their families. While the merchandise was not really our speed, I would still recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon when the factory was officially closed but a lovely lady called Caroline agreed to give us a tour anyway. We were impressed with the work done to support the mostly single mothers that make up a large part of the workforce and loved the individuality of the hand made beads that get shipped all... More 

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