We love the bracelets! How are they made and what is the BADALA process? So glad you like the bracelets! We have two locations where our items are made: Kibera, our urban location in Kenya (and one of the world's biggest slums) where the bracelets are made, and Kayonza, a rural location where our holiday items are made. The women there are paid a monthly salary so they're able to provide for themselves and their children. The bracelets are then sold in the United States and the profit either gets re-invested into the microfinance program or our education program.
What does the word "BADALA" mean? BADALA is the Swahili word for instead. Our goal is to find alternatives to people in poverty instead of turning to abusive relationships, instead of prostitution, instead of begging, etc.