Kenya Daisy Earrings

$10.00

SKU: S- 78929

A flower can bloom anywhere you plant it, and these daisies have blossomed for you right from the heart of the Nairobi slums. Each pair of earrings is handcrafted by the women of Jorova Crafts, a women's craft cooperative that provides employment for single mothers and widows. The women hand shape each wire flower which is then hung on a french hook and silver plated for shine and durability. These earrings help a woman in Kenya, help herself and her children through fair trade employment.

  • Silver-plated wire
  • French hooks
  • 2" L (5.2 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya
Founded in 2001, Jalsu Uma focuses on training women in the production of accessories made from alpaca wool. Started by five women, the cooperative now includes more than 20 who are trained in techniques such as hand looming, weaving, and crocheting. Artisans have the option to work from home to care for their children and meet weekly for production matters. Jalsu Uma strives for expansion, providing more women with the opportunity to financially support themselves and their families, innovating new designs, and becoming a leader in Bolivian handicrafts.
"It makes me happy and also humble to see the miles we have moved from cleaning offices to handicrafts exporting,"" says Josephine Karimi, one of three women living in the slums of Nairobi, more than twenty years ago, who pooled their savings earned from cleaning to buy a sewing machine. Josephine, Rosemary, and Eva combined their talents and a few letters from each of their names to become Jorova Crafts. Since then, they have helped many women in the greater Nairobi area, mostly single mothers or widows, enabling them to gain employment to support their families while using their talents with handicrafts or developing new skills.

"When a woman is economically empowered, the society shines," says Karimi. One of those artisans, Veronica Wanja, is now happy to be doing what she likes most. "I happened to meet Karimi five years ago, at our church," she recalls. "I was desperate in life – just imagine – with three kids and not any income. She introduced me to Jorova. I thank her very much. That business has made me who I am today. My kids go to school just like other kids. I also managed to build my own house. God bless your trusting us."

Some Jorova products use Kanga, the traditional Swahili fabric that Kenyan women use and wear for so many things. Josephine says she's also pleased Jorova Crafts is developing unique designs. "To me, the sky is the limit!"

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I actually buy

I actually buy "charms" for a charm chain I made, 'cause a bracelet or necklace wld NVR hold them all. LOL-started collecting when I was 10! (I'm over 50 now-shhh) Hooks to my beltloops when I wear jeans. These beauties are made well, and beautiful yet 'sturdy', I love them! AND...I got 2-lol!

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Pretty and playful,

Pretty and playful, they're the perfect size, and I get compliments whenever I wear them --
everyone thinks they're sterling silver.

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Really unusual and

Really unusual and larger than I anticipated. Beautifully presented in a little handsewn bag

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