Lions and Livelihoods Bracelets — 100% Proceeds to Kenya

Posted July 21, 2014

Our Lions and Livelihoods bracelets were made by Maasai women from the Olkiramatian Women’s Group in Kenya’s South Rift Valley. Revenue from the sale of these bracelets helps the Women’s Group provide tuition for local school girls and contributes to the operation of the Lale’enok Resource Center, a community center that helps support both wildlife conservation and thriving Maasai livelihoods. Bracelets are often sold at the Zoo’s Africa exhibit.

This partnership is supported by the Zoo’s Project Saving Species.

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Beaded bracelets, made by the Olkiramatian Women’s Group that manage the Lale’enok Resource Center in the South Rift of Kenya, are sold at the Africa exhibit and in the Zoo shop. These bracelets are an unchanging symbol of the Maasai – a tangible cultural icon and a means to maintaining healthy livelihoods. All proceeds from the sale benefit Maasai women.