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Address: Amist Kilo Area | Behind Embassy of Egypt, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Come support a local NGO, dedicated to helping a community living in the...

Come support a local NGO, dedicated to helping a community living in the shadow of HIV/AIDs. By buying jewelry, you are providing an income to these women, as well as giving them a renewed sense of purpose. The profits go to not only their salary and health care, but also their children's education.

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Don't leave Addis without visiting this place.

Gorgeous complex tucked behind the green gate. Perhaps a little difficult to find. When coming from Yekatit, if the Egyptian Embassy is to your left, take the first possible left... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Gorgeous complex tucked behind the green gate. Perhaps a little difficult to find. When coming from Yekatit, if the Egyptian Embassy is to your left, take the first possible left and follow that road. Straight ahead there is some teaching institution, continue straight ahead until the road turns a sharp right and continue down that road for about 100m. Don't... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Beza Entoto is not easy to find but is seriously worth doing so. The jewellery is made by formerly impoverished women who now have jobs to support their families and send their children to school. You can visit the workshops or simply shop. The prices are breathtakingly reasonable for such beautiful work. And don't worry, only a fraction of it... More 

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3 Thank Gillian W
Sarlat-la-caneda, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

They make the most wonderful souvenirs to take away, jewelry, baskets, pottery items. These are made by the women who used to haul bales of wood on their backs down the mountain - all for a pittance of $5. This craft centre has rescued many of those unfortunate women and they now make articles of real beauty. A bust see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We love to support this organization. We have bought so many pieces of jewelry from them. It holds up very well. Some pieces have lasted for years. If you are in Addis, please visit BEW.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

First comment is that if you decide to visit the Beza Entoto Workshop, make sure you take the address and a telephone contact if possible so that the Taxi driver can find the place! We drove past it twice before third time lucky and we saw the sign. As mentioned in another review they are now very near to the... More 

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7 Thank expatnick
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Lots of hand made jewelry from recycled material all for a good cause. They have started to make baskets now too.

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4 Thank Shawn C
Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

Shopping not to lose! Wonderful and original jewelry done with coffee beams. The workers are former wood collectors women. Prices are reasonable. Warm client reception. Look how they perform the job. The address is changed. Now they are near the Egyptian embassy. Look the map.

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6 Thank Stefano1953
Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We tried to see this place, but sadly it was closed on Sundays. To find it, drive towards the US Embassy, once you get to the Embassy, you have gone to far, so turn back around and take the road before the embassy grounds start (there is a Govt Build (ministry of capacity i think)on the street corner), then head... More 

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