Global Village Nanaimo

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Bombolulu Workshops, Kenya

Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre is located in Mombasa, Kenya, and works with more than 100 people with different disabilities.  They work with the artisans to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become fully integrated members of their communities. Many of the participants live in the compound, where they also receive social benefits such as a Medical Clinic, Nursery School, Social Hall, Sports, HIV Prevention, etc.

This nonprofit organization produces crafts and gives vocational training to people with special abilities. They have 4 sheltered workshops, producing a range of jewelry, textile, wood and leather products. An on-staff designer creates new products, including the trademark Bombolulu recycled materials design pieces.

Global Village Nanaimo tries to place an order with this group every year. However, communication is often a challenge and we aren't always successful.