We sell handmade traditional maasai jewelry crafted by the mamas of Enkiito village, Kenya, using environmentally friendly and reclaimed materials. The ladies of this community, situated just North of Amboseli national park, receive a fair wage for their products, allowing them to care for their families. Profits from the sale of all items go towards emergency healthcare for the people of Enkiito, and school fees for the children.
Because the community is so isolated, the government are unable to provide schooling for them, and until recently all the girls stayed at home and were married young, and the community could not afford secondary schooling for many of the boys. As of this year, the project is providing schooling for all of the children up to age 16, and we hope to start a menstrual and sex education project to ensure all the girls remain healthy and in school.
Everybody who works on this project is a volunteer and there are no overhead costs – all of the donations and profit from the jewelry sales go straight into the communities’ school and healthcare fund, so you know exactly what is being done with your money!
When you buy an item from Enkiito Maasai Jewelry you will receive a label with the name of the lady who made it. Have a look at the photos to learn more about your mama.
The project is run by Robyn Forsythe, a film maker from the UK. You can check out her company here: http://unionpicturesinternational.com