Kazuri 2000 Limited

(For-profit organisation)

The mission of Kazuri is to provide and sustain employment opportunities to the disadvantaged members of the Kenyan society.

Kazuri began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with making handmade beads. It started with two Kenyan 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 they have a large workforce skilled in the making of handmade jewellery.

Kazuri strives to produce top quality hand-made and hand-painted ceramic jewellery and pottery, ensuring that their products can compete in both the international and local market place. The Kazuri workshop in Karen employs over 340 women, mostly single mothers. It is equipped with a clinic, providing free medical care for the employees and their immediate families.



Year established


Participant in relevant networks

World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO); The Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa - COFTA

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania (United Republic of) Americas: Canada; Mexico; United States Asia: India; Japan Europe: 10 countries (show) Middle East: Israel Oceania: Australia; New Zealand

Global issues

Job creation and enterprise development; Trade and development

Goods categories

Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts & toys

Business sectors

Arts and culture