Fair Trade Project Bombolulu Cultural Centre
Fair Trade Project Bombolulu Cultural Centre is located in Mombasa
Kenya, the project works with people who have disabilities. There are over 100 people with different skills who create beautiful craftworks making jewellery and household goods. Both men and women work for the project and it helps them to overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become fully integrated members of their communities. The project also provides other benefits to the workers including access to a Clinic, Nursery School, Social Hall, Sports and education to reduce levels of HIV.
Bombolulu started in 1969, the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya took over in 1987. This no profit organisation produces high quality crafts and gives vocational training to people with disabilities. There are 4 sheltered workshops, producing a range of jewellery, textile, wood and leather products.
Every year, thousands of different designs are produced the workshops has 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 Organisation.