About Us

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Bombolulu’s disabled workshops employ 160 people from all over Kenya.

They are members of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation).

Founded in 1969 as a rehabilitation centre, they were largely supported by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya. Now, they are working towards social and financial independence. They deserve to earn a decent living from their wonderful skills.

They make a range of lovely jewellery, carved wood and leather goods. Jewellery is made from mixed materials, including beads which the Masai and Turkana use, semi-precious stones, silver plate, brass, bone, soapstone, and recycled materials (for example safety pin and telephone wire and drinks cans). Leather products include belts and bags.

Their beautiful carvings - masks, bowls and salad servers, are handpainted with colours and patterns that reflect their environment. Batik bone is also used. Wood, including mahogany and neem for salad servers, comes from sustainable farm forest - branches are harvested and so this avoids cutting the trees down. Leather products include belts and bags.

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wheelchairs

Bombolulu's workshop makes wheelchairs and other aids for those who need them.

Most of Bombolulu’s workers have sheltered housing on site. There is a nursery for the workers’ children and a big playing field which the older kids use for football.

It is estimated that approximately 100,000 Kenyans with a disability require either a wheel chair or a tricycle to enable them to fully participate in family and community life, to attend to school, to reach places of work or run their own businesses.

They have a beautifully designed shop in stone, wood and grass, and similarly designed restaurant and cultural centre. Here visitors can eat, listen to music, watch traditional dance, and join in too. You can visit traditional bomas or houses from some of Kenya's 42 different ethnic groups.

This website has been set up by an International group of Fair Trade partners, friends and well-wishers.

All monies raised will go directly to Bombolulu

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