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New! Kazuri Cranberry Bead Necklace

40.00
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New! Kazuri Cranberry Bead Necklace

40.00

Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili. The Kazuri bead factory in Kenya was started to help single mothers find employment. It's since expanded to nearly 350 employees, with a focus on employing disadvantaged Kenyans. We buy the leftover beads from larger orders because we like the "imperfections" present. The imperfections in these green beads, provide a natural variety. Like emeralds, some beads are greenish gold, some are greenish blue, and all have a color variation that makes them look like natural stones.

When we ran out of the beads we purchased in Nairobi, we began working with MeShe Jewelry. The owners there partner with a nonprofit building schools in Kenya. MeShe puts the profits from the beads we buy towards Gateway to Victory’s missions and work in Kenya. We’re donating an portion of this necklace purchase to them.

Then, of course, there’s the donation to First Love Kenya, the organization that led us to discover Kazuri and without whom we never would have started this site. Necklace is ~18”

Cost to make: $18 for materials + labor
Credit card fee: $1.56

Charitable Donation: $21.44
(54% of purchase price)

Because two charities were instrumental in our ability to create this necklace, the donations are pre-set: $5 to Gateway to Victory and $16.44 to First Love Kenya.

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Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili. The Kazuri bead factory in Kenya was started to help single mothers find employment. It's since expanded to nearly 350 employees, with a focus on employing disadvantaged Kenyans. We buy the leftover beads from larger orders because we like the "imperfections" present. The imperfections in these green beads, provide a natural variety. Like emeralds, some beads are greenish gold, some are greenish blue, and all have a color variation that makes them look like natural stones.

When we ran out of the beads we purchased in Nairobi, we began working with MeShe Jewelry. The owners there partner with a nonprofit building schools in Kenya. MeShe puts the profits from the beads we buy towards Gateway to Victory’s missions and work in Kenya. We’re donating an portion of this necklace purchase to them.

Then, of course, there’s the donation to First Love Kenya, the organization that led us to discover Kazuri and without whom we never would have started this site. Necklace is ~18”

Cost to make: $18 for materials + labor
Credit card fee: $1.56

Charitable Donation: $21.44
(54% of purchase price)

Because two charities were instrumental in our ability to create this necklace, the donations are pre-set: $5 to Gateway to Victory and $16.44 to First Love Kenya.

Shop matching earrings.