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MOTHER & DAUGHTER ARTISANS

Meet mother & daughter who are both our artisans  . Mayiani, mother to our artisan Jane, both from Ilngwesi Community Conservancy are a great inspiration to our artisans & their community. Jane learnt the art of beading from Mayiani her mother when she was just 10. She is now one of our best artisans and community leader in Ilngwesi. Both of them love what they do and are always creatively trying to design better products for us. They work as a team whenever we have an order.

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MEET NAMPAWUAN LEGEI

Meet 66-year-old Nampawuan Legei from Leparua Community Conservancy. She is married & is the first of two wives. She has been blessed with 8 children, 2 girls, & 6 boys. ⁠ She has been with BeadWORKS Kenya for around 10 years. Nampawuan & the rest of her team of artisans in Leparua have been affected by the drought in northern Kenya. Their livestock goes deeper into the forest in search of pasture and water now.   They get lesser time to bead but the money they get from the sale of the products is what most of them depend on now so they have no choice but to balance. She has been able to take her children through school with the...

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THE BEST SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR 2022

  We were nominated on May 10th by the Kenya E-commerce Awards for three categories; Best Fashion E-commerce website of the year 2022Best B2B E-commerce website of the year 2022Best Sustainability Initiative website of the year 2022We are pleased to announce that we won the Kenya E-commerce Gold Award for the Best Sustainability Initiative of the year 2022 in an award ceremony held at the Westlands banquet center in Nairobi,We also won the rest of the categories by the fact that they nominated us.This is a huge milestone for us as a brand and a chance for us to grow our business both locally and internationally, supporting conservation and improving livelihoods in northern KenyaA big thank you to everyone who...

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2022

  As we join the world in celebrating this year's #WorldWildlifeDay2022 with the theme #RecoveringKeySpecies for ecosystem restoration, we want to celebrate the efforts by @BeadWORKSKenya and @nrt-kenya in their efforts to protect the environment and restore the forest cover in northern Kenya. Earning money through handicrafts is one of the most environmentally sound sources of income that BeadWORKS has provided innorthern Kenya. Apart from giving our beaders a reliable source of income to pay for their children's education, better nutrition for their families, medical bills and household improvements such as sanitation and solar lighting, BeadWORKS has provided an alternative source of income to women who used to cut down trees to make charcoal for sale for a living destroying...

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A VISIT BY CHRISSIE LAM FROM LOVE IS PROJECT

Chrissie Lam, the founder, and director of Love Is Project based in San Francisco California who has been one of the most supportive organizations to our women beaders decided to pay a visit to our women artisans on 18th August to see for herself how these incredible women make the amazing 'LOVE' bracelets and connect with them. ⁠ ⁠She was stunned to learn how passionate our women beaders from Kalama Conservancy are in what they do. Chrissie started Love is project out of her passion to empower women artisans in developing countries and enable them to run their own businesses and experience financial independence.⁠⁠Her amazing brand of the love bracelets connects the wearer to the maker. It has grown into...

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