There is an uplifting story behind the Kenyan artisan group, Bombolulu Workshops, that crafts our Golden Kenyan Necklace that I want to share with you this week.
Bombolulu Workshops (http://www.apdkbombolulu.org/about/) is located near Mombasa, Kenya, and works with over 100 disabled men and women artisans to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially. The organization started in 1969 as a rehabilitation project sponsored by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya, and it is one of the only programs of its kind in Kenya. The program provides artisans with training in jewelry making, screen printing, wood carving and crafting to provide them with a dignified way of earning an income. They also provide housing and assistance with medical care.
‘Disability is not Inability’ is the motto at Bombolulu Workshops, and this empowered attitude is reflected in all aspects of the organization. Below is a video made by Janet Chumbe that explains the mission of the organization. The Trades of Hope Silver Kenyan Necklace can be seen in the video along with one of the talented artisans who creates it.
It is such an honor to wear the beautiful Trades of Hope Golden Kenyan Necklace and to know my purchase Spreads Dignity to disabled men and women in Kenya.