The Amani Children's Foundation partners with Kazuri Beads. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili. Kazuri is located in the Karen district of Nairobi, and employs women, most of whom are single mothers, to make beautiful, hand painted beads from the clay of Mt. Kenya. Kazuri produces more than 5 million beads per year, and employs more than 400 women in a positive working environment. At the end of every season, Kazuri donates any unused or imperfect beads to the Amani Children's Foundation! We then take the beads, and a group of girls and guys gets together on Monday nights on UNC's campus, and we use the beads to make beautiful jewelry! We then sell the jewelry, and 100% of the proceeds go to sponsor the New Life Home Orphanages in Kenya!
In addition to our Monday night bead gatherings, we can bring our beads to you! If you are interested in hosting a jewelry part for your dorm, sorority/fraternity, bible study, community, student organization, or group of friends, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to set one up!
We frequently host bead shows across campus where we sell all of the beautiful jewelry we have made! If you don't want to wait for a show to buy jewelry, let us know and we can arrange a time for you to shop!
To see pictures of the jewelry and beads... check out amanichildren.org and www.kazuri.com.