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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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A amazing demonstration of true social impact

Kazuri is a great visit for tourists and locals alike. It was set up years ago I a garden shed and now employs hundreds of local people, has a school and medical centre for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon D
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kazuri is a great visit for tourists and locals alike. It was set up years ago I a garden shed and now employs hundreds of local people, has a school and medical centre for the staff and their families. The factory tour is a must as you can feel the energy that the people have for the work and the... More 

Thank Simon D
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful Kazuri beads are well known, but they also produce cups, plates and a lot more. A visit to the factory let you see the whole process, from the clay coming in to the final products. The factory is also a social responsibility project and is giving good working conditions to women. Go there, listen, look and learn. And... More 

Thank Chrisorhan
Ojai, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few days at the end of our safari, to spend around Nairobi and I found this place on Trip Advisor! What a find!!! It's an enterprise that has been going along for decades, employing primarily under served single mother's from the economically disadvantaged areas of Nairobi. We saw for ourselves their amazing work, hand rolling the beads,... More 

Thank Redmango43
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice place where you can buy gift items made of beads such as bangles and necklaces. These are the original items and the quality is very good. They are hand made items by single women and are very unique. Its very vital to visit Kazuri Beads and buy some items to help these women to put... More 

Thank FavourSafaris
Medfield, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to returning to the Kazuri Beads Factory four years after my first visit. This time I arrived in time to take the free tour of the factory and enjoyed seeing the women making the beads. I love supporting women's micro enterprise and this is a fantastic cause. The beads are beautiful and fun and I enjoyed... More 

Thank LJSMedfield
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

We took a tour around the factory and got to see beads being made from beginning to end. The process is quite fascinating. The thing I loved most was seeing the staff working, chatting with their co workers while working, taking breaks etc. Everyone here seemed happy and it's quite unusual in a workplace like this. The shop also has... More 

Thank Jazmine M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Bead factory established to assist single mothers with children to independence. All the beads are made by hand from clay. The gift shop is a wonderful place to do all your gift buying. I brought back gifts for all my female employees and they were thrilled.

Thank Lou H
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

So glad we had a chance to visit the bead factory. The tour shares the history of the Kazuri beads as well as shows visitors how the beads are made from start to finish. And what I mean by finish is the gift shop! Be prepared to include extra time for the shop because there's LOTS of lovely items to... More 

Thank Catherine A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Expecting another tourist outlet, I was positively surprised to visit the Beads Factory and learn about it's history. It was started to help single mom's got a decent job. A good place to find a gift or a souvenir.

Thank Familien V
New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Kazuri is the Swahili word for “small and beautiful.” Kazuri provides training and skills for a permanent career for women. Kazuri currently employs 350 women and their crafts are sold around the world. We visited on a Sunday and were unable to watch the women make the beads but they did have guides on hand to provide a tour of... More 

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