This necklace is made from beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures, with glass seed beads interspersed.
Afrika Pamoja is a Kenyan social entrepreneurial project where young women who learned to make handicrafts can earn a living. These young women joined the Teenage Mothers and Girls Association of Kenya to learn vocational skills and chose craft-making from the available training programs including secretarial, hair-dressing, and tailoring. The women carry on the long tradition of making jewelry from recycled materials, an income-generating vocation for many men and women in the Kisumu, Kenya area.
In addition to supporting the sales of products the young women of TEMAK make, Afrika Pamoja also acts as a marketing organization for other craftspeople in Western Kenya.