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Address: Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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+254 20 2399716
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00

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We visited the workshops and the cultural center (which also has around it the model tribal houses). The concept of providing differently abled people with skills for earning a... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We visited the workshops and the cultural center (which also has around it the model tribal houses). The concept of providing differently abled people with skills for earning a livelihood is laudable and deserves support. We saw all workshops and the people at work - there is one workshop that also manufactures arm powered tricycles and wheelchairs! The whole place... More 

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1 Thank PermVayKayHopeful
Newbury
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

You see all the people sitting and carving the animals, starting with a lump of wood until the final article. The craftmanship is amazing and the prices more than fair. Be aware that there is an open ditch(sewer) running through the area and the smells can be a bit strong.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

An eye opener, to the hard world and these guys/girls work very hard, in not great conditions

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Thank irishond77
Mombasa, Kenya
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

You will understand why you need to give your best to the world! Very good project, sustainable way of employing persons with diability......they will not ask you for donations. They export commercial craft and earn descent living. what a place

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Thank Juliusmusau
Hexham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The workshops were interesting but everywhere you went the staff were asking actually for tips - which was disconcerting. It would be better to pay more to go in and then not be hassled. Also - the clothes in the shop were nice but were only available in small sizes - to interest the European market they should have 14... More 

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Thank KateNE46
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

great people very helpful and very skillful also a shop there so you can buy what you see being made

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Thank peter v
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I used to live in the workshops so got to check it out over a period of time. It's a little bit of a shambles organisation wise, but a really interesting place. The work that it does with the physically disabled is valuable, the stuff they produce is fantastic (and the prices aren't bad), and the cultural center, although a... More 

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Thank Emma S
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

3pm sq of open sided lean to's where very skilled craftsmen make incredible carvings, this is one of the few things to see in Mombasa and is well worth a visit

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Thank Smaske1
Losone, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Bombolulu is an handicap centre that gives the chance to survive for a great number of disabled people, that finds here an income and a shelter. You can either visit the whole structure and look at the people working, or even only have a look and buy some handicraft made either by the locals or also produced in different areas... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Lovely to watch the people doing all the carvings and lots to buy!!

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