Proudly wear this Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet knowing that your purchase supports and empowers deaf artisans in Kenya. Each handcrafted bracelet is made from Czech Glass Beads, locally-sourced leather and a stamped brass charm. There are also three adjustable leather closures for a comfortable fit.
- Czech Glass Beads, Leather, Brass
- ¼"W, Adjustable length 20", 21", 32"
- Wraps 3 times
In Kenya, unemployment rates for the deaf are as high as 85%, as the deaf are generally considered to be unsuited for work. This discrimination is heightened against deaf women, who are often mistreated by their spouses or families. Sasa Designs by the Deaf was founded in 2011 to combat the stigma of deafness, and to offer jewelry-making jobs to deaf women who otherwise may never have been able to earn a living. The artisans at Sasa are mostly single mothers who work hard to support their children by making enough money to feed them and send them to school. The organization operates out of a safe, clean workspace where artisans can feel respected and accomplished.