This Kazuri bracelet is created from flat oval ceramic beads of different colors. It has been manufactured in Kazuri Workshop in Kenya that provides regular employment to mostly single mothers. Each single ceramic bead is hand made and hand painted.
In the workshops, there is a constant buzz that comes from over 350 or so women chatting away non-stop while they work. The peoples of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are facing what often seem to be insurmountable problems as they attempt to improve their respective situations in life. With unemployment running from 65% – 90%, one jobholder often ends up providing for an “extended family” of 20 or more. It is particularly difficult for women to find jobs. Those with little or no education find it virtually impossible. Those lucky ones who do find employment are shown great respect by their families and communities.