Kazuri America - African Jewelry
Kazuri was started in 1975 by Lady Susan Wood with the social mission of making work for a few impoverished women. Initially, less than 10 women were employed making beads in her garden shed. As word of the beauty and uniqueness of the Kazuri beads spread, sales increased, as did the facility. Today, 350 people are employed and many more wait in hope of having an opportunity to join. The peoples of the countries of sub-Saharan are faced with unemployment rates in excess of 65%. One jobholder often ends up providing for an extended family of 20 or more. It is particularly difficult for women to find jobs. Kazuri jewelry is unique and beautiful and products are available for purchase online.