BeadWORKS creates opportunities for pastoralist women in northern Kenya to translate their traditional skills into much-needed income. By promoting peaceful community partnerships, we are committed to conserving natural resources and wildlife through self-governed, community-owned conservancies and sustainable, social and ethical enterprise.
BeadWORKS not only empowers women, but
it is helping to diversify family income in rural areas – income that would otherwise come from livestock rearing, charcoal burning and other unsustainable means. Many of our artisans are former charcoal sellers – an industry that is devastating the last
remaining forested areas of northern Kenya.