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Maasai Beaded Jewelry from Tanzania Africa
Our Empowerment Collection is handcrafted jewelry made in a remote Maasai village in Northern Tanzania by a group of Massai women, many whom are widows. There are currently over 100 women artisan involved in the Empowerment Project.
Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, is a cultural expectation still widely practiced in many areas of the world, including among the Maasai of East Africa. At Daraja Imports, we believe that every young woman should be given the knowledge she needs, as well as the permission required, to make an informed choice about this life-altering procedure. Toward that end, a portion of their proceeds from our Empowerment Necklace is used for education, awareness and the creation of a safe environment for open discussion and the promotion of a woman’s choice in this matter. Thank you for partnering with us in this worthy endeavor.