Maji Brass Studs
Water, or "maji" in Kiswahili, is at the heart of daily struggle in Kenya and her neighboring countries. Villages struggle for access to clean and filtered drinking water, while at other times torrential rains can turn the dusty roads into muddy trenches. Yet at its heart, it is the source of life - and in its pursuit communities band together to ensure they have access and protect this precious resource. The maji earrings are water drops for your ears. 100% brass and made in Kenya.
Sasa Designs by the Deaf launched in Fall 2011 with the goal of providing employment and fair wages to Deaf artisans in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% among the Deaf in Kenya, few will have an opportunity to discover their potential, work in dignity and earn a fair wage. Employers are simply not willing to deal with the communication issues that arise working with the Deaf.
Sasa Designs gives Deaf artisans the chance they’ve been waiting for – the chance to learn new skills, to discover what they are capable of and to feel productive. A subsidiary of DOOR International, Sasa Designs by the Deaf provides training and employment for Deaf women who have faced a lifetime of discrimination. For the first time, they are recognized for their potential, and not for their inability to communicate with the world at large.