Enkisoma Beaded Bracelet
These one-of-a-kind traditional Maasai beaded Enkisoma bracelets are made of repurposed rubber (rain boots or blown up car tires found along side of the road) and glass seed beads.
SIZES OF BRACELETS
Small (about 2.5″ in diameter)
Medium (about 2.75″ in diameter)
Large (about 3″ in diameter)
Enkisoma bracelets are made by the girls and women participating in our Enkisoma program in Transmara District in Kenya. Women bead jewelry to raise money for their daughters’ and nieces’ school fees and other school-related expenses. The girls bead for themselves when they are on a school break.
Enkisoma beading program was inspired by a Kenyan girl Agnes Netaya Kimpuk who was outcast from her family at age 14 for refusing FGM and girl-child marriage. Agnes began beading to pay for high school fees in 2011, and graduated High School in 2015. Now the program expanded to 22 girls who are making bracelets, earrings, and necklaces in the the traditional Maasai style as a way to pay for their school fees. All proceeds pay for school fees and school related expenses outright.
“Enkisoma” is a Maasai word for “education”.
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