The Leakey Collection

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Educating a New Generation Through Fair Trade

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Mission

To enhance people’s lives by creating work opportunity for the Maasai in an environmentally- friendly, sustainable way while maintaining cultural and traditional lifestyles.

Impact

The Leakey Collection has a tremendous impact on the Maasai women they work with in Kenya.  Traditionally, Maasai women do not work, but after a devastating drought causing the men to be farther away with their cattle The Leakey Collection started the zulugrass project where the women create jewelry from dyed grass beads.  Today the Maasai women are able to pay for food, education fees, medical expenses and even buy their own goat herd or start their own business.

The Story of the Leakey Collection

People Behind the Brand

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How It's Made

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  • beads for learning
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    Beads for Learning

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    Colorful Zulugrass beads made by the Maasai in Kenya. This bracelet is one long strand (27") that you can wrap 3 or 4 times around your wrist - fits most. The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from this bracelet to their Beads for Learning project to pay for teachers' salaries in rural Kenya. **Learn more about The Leakey Collection and the artisans who made this product.
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  • beads for healthy gardens
    healthy gardens bracelet
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    Beads for Healthy Gardens

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    Colorful Zulugrass beads made by the Maasai in Kenya. This bracelet is one long strand (27") that you can wrap 3 or 4 times around your wrist - fits most. The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from this bracelet to their Healthy Gardens project to teach women about planting vitamin-rich home gardens. The Leakey Collection has also created a school program to teach kids about a having balanced diet. **Learn more about The Leakey Collection and the artisans who made this product.
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    beads for girls education purple
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    Beads for Girls Graduation

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    Colorful red and orange Zulugrass beads made by the Maasai in Kenya. This bracelet is one long strand (27") that you can wrap 3 or 4 times around your wrist - fits most. The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from this bracelet to their Girls Graduation program to counsel young rural girls and their families on the importance of staying in school. The Leakey Collection also has a girls' scholarship fund. **Learn more about The Leakey Collection and the artisans who made this product.
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  • beads for clean water
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    Beads for Clean Water

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    Colorful blue, green, and violet Zulugrass beads made by the Maasai in Kenya. This bracelet is one long strand (27") that you can wrap 3 or 4 times around your wrist - fits most. The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from this bracelet to their Clean Water project to help put a water-dispensing unit in all artisan homes. **Learn more about The Leakey Collection and the artisans who made this product.
    $12.00
    $12.00