Hammered Brass Beaded Hoops

$ 38.00

These Hammered Brass Beaded Hoops come with a special story. In Kenya, roughly 85% of the deaf community is unemployed with women facing heightened discrimination and mistreatment. Sasa Designs helps combat this inequality by training and employing deaf artisans so they can improve their lives and provide for their children. Make a statement with our Hammered Brass Beaded Hoops! Each pair is made from brass and comes with Green, Yellow, or Red beads to add a pop of color.

  • Brass, seed beads
  • 2.5"L x 1.5"W
  • Blue, Yellow, Red 
  • Made in Kenya

In Kenya, unemployment rates for the deaf are as high as 85%, as the deaf are generally considered to be unsuited for work. This discrimination is heightened against deaf women, who are often mistreated by their spouses or families. Sasa Designs by the Deaf was founded in 2011 to combat the stigma of deafness, and to offer jewelry-making jobs to deaf women who otherwise may never have been able to earn a living. The artisans at Sasa are mostly single mothers who work hard to support their children by making enough money to feed them and send them to school. The organization operates out of a safe, clean workspace where artisans can feel respected and accomplished.