Circle of Life Earrings
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A stunning yet sentimental design . . . sure to inspire while serving as a reminder that you are helping support your global girlfriends in Kenya. Undeniably chic, the black and silver toned design of these earrings brings sophistication, style, and a story of unstoppable hope.
Made by women artisans in Kenya's semi-arid eastern province, a region where extremely sparse rainfall and subsequent drought have caused abject poverty. With an emphasis on fair principles and good working conditions, these skilled jewelry makers and textile weavers gather in workshops and private homes to create new economic opportunity for themselves and their families.
- Precision-shaped wire spirals and black bead
- Approximately 1.25" L x 0.75" W (3.2 x 1.9 cm) on hooks for pierced ears
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya
Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!
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- January 26, 2016
Very pretty, simple but still chic. Appear to be well made. Gift.
- August 6, 2014
These earrings are a beautiful, classic design but are already starting to tarnish after about 10 wearings.
- April 14, 2014
I've been looking at these for quite a while and I finally bought them for myself. I am SO glad I did! They're lovely. Just the right length and not too heavy. Quickly becoming a "go to" earring for me! Thanks for the great products!
- December 26, 2013
They are lovely, and I have enjoyed wearing them!
- December 12, 2013
They are quite lovely, but not for someone who likes "dainty"! Also to be noted: They are NOT sterling.
Artisan: Jorova Crafts Kenya
"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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