In Kenya, with an estimated unemployment rate of 85% nationwide, few deaf have ever had the opportunity to support themselves.
Deafness in Kenya carries a grave stigma that leads to deaf individuals being ostracized and in worst of cases, abused.
Upon joining Sasa Designs, a deaf women becomes an artisan, carefully cultivating a skill through the creation of hand-crafted jewellery.
Sasa Designs employs 13 deaf women full-time.
A woman who has spent a lifetime feeling like a burden, can now take care of herself and her children.
“Every item handmade. Every design life changing. Every artisan empowered”
Your purchase helps support these women and their families.
(Photos courtesy of Sasa Designs)