Lady Susan Wood
Kazuri founder Lady Susan Wood was born (1918) in a mud hut in a West African village. Her parents were missionaries from England in the Ituri Forest. Lady Wood was sent back to England to be educated and married Michael Wood, a surgeon. They came to East Africa in 1947. Both dedicated to making a difference; they finally settled near the Karen Blixen estate, famous from the award-winning movie Out of Africa.
Lady Wood was a visionary and an unsung hero of her time. Working with the local Hospitals, she assisted her husband in founding the East African Flying Doctor Service, which expanded into the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF). Lady Susan Wood passed away in 2006, she will be missed, but her legacy lives on.
World Fair Trade Organization Approved
Kazuri is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), an internationally recognized organization, which authenticates fair wages and safe working conditions at production facilities worldwide.
Helping Those in Need
Over 350 women have found gainful employment making Kazuri jewelry. Moreover, we have helped build clean water systems across Africa, including two solar-powered water filtration systems that can push through rock salt and pump out clean water. We raise money to purchase necessities for the people in Africa, giving back to their communities. It is our goal to continue doing so for many, many years to come.