Bead Making

The Bead-Making project has been in operation since October 2010 and it allows participants to celebrate the colourful and exciting culture of Ethiopia through their creativity and talent. The project employs two women, relatives of our beneficiaries, on a base salary to create traditional Ethiopian jewellery.

The beads are made from recycled glossy magazines through an innovative process, and are then fashioned into bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. The jewellery is sold to locals and tourists in Gondar, and it is also available to order in the UK through The Kindu Trust’s Gift Page.

After costs, all profits are divided evenly between commissions and are paid to the bead-makers and invested back into Income Generating Activities. These beads have proven to be very popular and the jewellery comes in a range of patterns and sizes. This is a small but fruitful Income Generating Project that is both financially and environmentally sustainable. The Kindu Trust is proud of the impact of its income generating initiatives and is pleased that it brings independence and joy to the families of Gondar.