Kazuri, which means "small & beautiful" in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting in making handmade ceramic beads, in Kenya. Its founder, Lady Susan Wood, started with two African women and soon discovered that there were many other women in the villages around Nairobi, most of whom were single mothers who were in great need of regular employment. Driven by the desire to provide such opportunities, Kazuri has grown and today has a large workforce skilled in the manufacture of handmade jewelry. Each piece is handmade from ceramic beads and hand painted in rich colors, with a lustrous & shiny lacquer coating.
In the developing world of todays Africa, the greeters contribution we can make is to create employment, especially for the disadvantaged and this remains our guiding philosophy. The result is reflected in the strength of the Kazuri family and the beauty of our products.