What is Kazuri jewellery?
Kazuri jewellery is beautiful, colourful and hand-made in Nairobi, Kenya. The fair trade workshop employs over 300 marginalized African women who are paid higher than average wages and enjoy excellent working conditions. You can see the jewellery at www.kazuri.com.
Peggy Edwards and Margaret Thompson set up a not-for-profit company Kazuri Jewellery: The Grandmother Connection (KJGC) in 2007 to make the jewellery available as a fundraiser for grandmothers groups across Canada.
How can our Grandmothers Group sell Kazuri jewellery?
Many groups sell Kazuri jewellery at home parties and events hosted by volunteers. It’s clear that the jewellery appeals to women of all ages.
There are no upfront costs for volunteer hosts. KJGC provides the appropriate mix and number of jewellery pieces for each request it receives, along with educational information on the Grandmothers Campaign and lots of tips for hosting an event.
“Kazuri jewellery makes a wonderful display and attracts immediate attention—and then people warm immediately to the cause”, says one grandmother.
KJGC donates ALL profits to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
If you belong to a grandmothers group and would like more information, or want to host a Kazuri event in your home, church or another venue, please contact Lori Blinn at
(613) 821-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lori vacations in July and August and answers to your inquiries may be delayed during these months. If your question is urgent, please email Peggy Edwards at email@example.com.