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Bombolulu Workshops And Cultural Centre

Mombasa, Kenya
Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre is located in Mombasa, Kenya, and works with more than 100 people with different abilities, men and women artisans to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become fully integrated members of their communities, also providing social benefits to the workers e.g. Clinic, Nursery School, Social Hall, Sports, HIV Prevention, etc. Bombolulu started in 1969 and the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya took over in 1987.
This nonprofit organization produces crafts of a very high standard and gives vocational training to people with special abilities. we have 4 sheltered workshops, producing a range of jewellery, textile, wood and leather products. An on-staff designer creates new products, including the trademark Bombolulu recycled materials design pieces.
Every year, thousands of different designs are produced for items of jewellery, wood, leather and soft furnishings. The workshops have a production capacity of nearly 250,000 separate items per annum. Many years of successful exporting have established the workshops as a reliable supplier and the project is a member of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) and it is the trading partner of PEOPLink/OpenEntry (USA). Bombolulu includes housing units for artisans, artisan workshops and a Cultural Centre which comprises of different traditional homesteads of the diverse tribes of Kenya.
You can visit the workshops in Mombasa and our new Bombolulu Boutique in Diani Beach Shopping Centre to buy beautiful and unique products.
We work with different materials and techniques. Our artisans work together in either of our five workshops creating high-quality handcrafts for the national and international market.
Necklaces, bangles, earrings, finger rings, pendants and much more are handmade out of copper, brass, glass beads, coconut shells, semi-precious stones, bones, silver and gold plated, batiked soapstone and brass cast jewellery.
Canvas and leather bags, belts, sisal bags, coasters, keyrings, sandals.

Table cloths, aprons, pot holders, kitchen gloves, sarongs, t-shirts, bags, stuffed dolls; men, women and children garments, kikoi wall hangings, cushion covers all made of 100% cotton.
Wood Carvings
Decorative and functional wood items, flexible animals, nativity sets, spoons, forks and much more made from FSC wood.
Delivery Time
The delivery time depends on the order volume. Due to documentation, the minimum delivery time after receipt of payment is eight weeks for orders exceeding US Dollars 5,000.00. The expected delivery time will be mentioned in the acknowledgement form.
All Jewellery and clothes are packed in polythene bags and labelled with our code numbers: Gold/silver plated Jewellery are mounted on decorative cardboard and sealed in polythene bags. Consignments are shipped in carton boxes dimensions 44x58x33cm.

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