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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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“single mothers” (54 reviews)
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited as a family of four. Was greeted very friendly by a member of staff and had a lovely tour of the beads factory and met some wonderful people This is an important story about how you can help people in need to support...More

Thank Bjoern A
Reviewed 5 days ago

In my 2 trips to Kenya, I've been to Kazuri on 3 occasions!! I just love it!! It's such a terrific example of women working in harmony to support themselves and their families! And, the jewelry is absolutely stunning - I buy earrings and necklaces...More

Thank ColumbiaBud
Reviewed 5 days ago

Little factory which offers work for single mothers. You can see the whole process from clay to finished bead all done by hand. There are tours taking place to view everything. Afterwards you are free to visit the gift shop, which is nice and not...More

Thank Kathamed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kazuri Bead Factory and Shop are a MUST VISIT for everyone travelling through the Nairobi area. This shining example of a successful and well run women's cooperative is well worth your support. The factory tour is interesting and the hum of the ladies voices...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love!! Filled my shopping bag! The beautiful work these ladies do is incredible. Shop! Support them! I proudly give their art for gifts to friends, family, and clients. A not to miss site! Supports ladies supporting their families with incredible art hand fashioned....More

Thank LLG712
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The kazuri bead factory is a small place where single mothers are employed. They create beads by hand, sand and paint them by hand and create some beautiful jewelry. They've also expanded to make pottery as well. The tour of the facility is free -...More

Thank Travis S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our driver reccommended we stop here. We had about 1 1/2 hours before we were going to Elephant orphanage. Really glad we stopped. The women working here have created an industry that helps support them and they do BEAUTIFUL work. They will show you how...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our guide suggested this stop and we were so glad he did. The bead factory has the noble mission of providing employment to the many women of Nairobi seeking work, but it also has the benefit for tourists of providing a place to buy lovely...More

Thank cinnabar01
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Even if you're not a bead or jewelry lover, this place is an interesting visit and great for souvenirs. The fact that this was started for single mothers and continues to support the community is one of the main reasons to visit. We arrived in...More

Thank CBDurf
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Kazuri beads has been featured in several documentaries worldwide and once you visit you will realize why. It is definitely worth the visit and interesting to hear the story and to see how much work and effort goes into making the beads a work of...More

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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
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Response from DrLAC | Reviewed this property |
Nothing... they are paid to make you visit. You most likely will end up buying some beads... this is some sort of payment!
15 May 2017|
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Response from Chrisorhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's normally open from Monday to Friday.
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17 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!