Kazuri bead sale coming to Pynelogs

The Valley GoGo Sisters are excited to announce the third sale of handmade Kazuri jewelry from Africa.

The Valley GoGo Sisters are excited to announce the third sale of handmade Kazuri jewelry from Africa. The sale will take place on May 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pynelogs Cultural Centre in Invermere.

An exclusive luncheon will be held at Pynelogs Café to provide luncheon guests an opportunity to preview and purchase jewelry prior to the sale.

Tickets are $20 and are limited, so get yours early at One Hour Photo.

The Kazuri story began in 1975 by visionary Lady Susan Wood who hired two disadvantaged Kenyan women to make jewelry in a shed in her garden.

The products were an instant success. Now a much larger facility employs more than 400 women, most of whom are single mothers.

A clinic and daycare are on-site to provide health and dental care to the women and their immediate families, as well as the provision of school uniforms to enable older students to attend school.

Kazuri means small and beautiful, with each bead handmade of clay, then hand-painted in colours and designs that reflect the culture and wildlife of Africa.

The bracelets, necklaces and earrings available for purchase are all one-of-a-kind, brought in from the Kazuri factory just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

This year’s sale features many new styles and colours as well as some of the beautiful pieces that were seen at previous sales.

The Valley GoGo Sisters are a dedicated group of local grandmothers and grand-others who are part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s “Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers” campaign.

The local group continues to support African grandmothers in their struggle to raise children whose parents are sick or have died due to devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

This event will be a chance to purchase unique African jewelry and support the Valley GoGo Sisters in their quest to improve the lives of African children and grandmothers.

Don’t miss this exciting event on May 21 at Pynelogs.

Connie Watson

Valley GoGo Sisters

 

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