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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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I've been to Kenya six times and hadn't heard of this place - glad I found it this time! My family will be happy as well when they open their presents at Christmas time! Make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Kenya six times and hadn't heard of this place - glad I found it this time! My family will be happy as well when they open their presents at Christmas time! Make sure to get a tour (and tip your tour guide!) to see how these beads are made locally and to hear the story of this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only got into the shop as the other areas had closed. ...but we were not dissapointed! They had an amazing selection. Our party walked away with many trinkets including some hand made pottery. We were even able to pay with mpesa!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice shop to visit and lots of items to choose from. Most of group set in the garden outside. They had so many different items from local woman group to sell. If you want to buy local items you should go and visit. Most of the items you see you will see in other places on your route.... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing - get to see so many different beads and pottery and know that you are helping ppl especially single moms make a living. Great work and the staff was very helpful and personable!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the factory and took the tour while visiting Karen. Such an eye opening experience regarding a great cause. Gorgeous beaded jewelry made by hand. Amazing selection to choose from for yourself and gifts for those back at home. Highly recommend taking the tour!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting the place. Got a great tour where the process was explained really well. I was concerned however that for the employees with dry hands they use Motor oil as a moisturiser if they can't afford Vaseline. Surely that is something the employer should provide. Bought some nice bowls from there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I was fortunate to stop by the Kazuri beads factory - ended up only in the store, since the factory itself was closed. The store is spacious and has a huge amount of different beads. All styles and varieties. They are sorted by color combination, and are a great treat. I only regret not getting more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was my 8th trip to Kenya, but somehow I had never been to Kazuri. I was happy that this was recommended. The tour was fun and informative. My favorite part was the mission of giving women jobs. Their products are absolutely gorgeous. I bought a bowl for myself, beautiful necklace, and beautiful earrings for my mother. This is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Fairly close to Karen Blixen site** which is why we visited. Factory closed which was a pity (you need to check this beforehand - we didn't!). Shop enjoyed by teens and early 20's in our group. For me (an old Brit) it was nothing exceptional and readily available in many UK markets. Had the factory been open and we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What a great stop - we enjoyed the short tour and meeting the women who work at the bead factory. It was really interesting to hear about the initiative of hiring local women, paying decent wages and benefits, including a pension plan. The gift shop is lovely - lots of selection. And if you really can't find something you like,... More 

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