Kazuri Australia - Handmade Beads
Welcome to Kazuri - this website supports the women of Kazuri, Karen, Kenya.
The Kazuri women work to produce the most beautiful beads in the most wonderful colours.
Kazuri is a wholesale website only, and does not sell directly to the public.
However, if you would like to know where to buy a piece of Kazuri or any information about Kazuri, please contact us.
Kazuri is proud to be a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation
Kazuri - Every Bead Has A Story
Kazuri, which means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting in making handmade beads.
Its founder, Lady Susan Wood, started with two African women and soon discovered that there were many other women in the villages around Nairobi, most of whom were single mothers, who were in great need of regular employment. Driven by the desire to provide such opportunities, Kazuri has grown and today we have a large workforce skilled in the manufacture of hand made jewellery.
In the developing world of today's Africa, the greatest contribution we can make is to create employment, especially for the disadvantaged and this remains our guiding philosophy. The result is reflected in the strength of the Kazuri family and the beauty of our products.
Mark and Regina Newman