This jewelry was hand beaded by women in the remote region of Samburu, Kenya. 100% of profits go to Go Campaign to support SHERP – Samburu Handicap Education Rehabilitation Program.
Grace Seniya founded and runs SHERP to provide a loving home, food, clothing, counseling, schooling, and access to basic medical care to Samburu children living with disabilities. SHERP also works with the children’s families in hopes of the children one day returning home to be integrated within the community. Giving birth to a child with disabilities is considered a curse in Samburu culture, and many of the children at SHERP were abandoned and left to die. Grace is determined to invalidate this stigma by educating the community and showing them the value and need to nurture all children.
Since 1999, Grace has been an outspoken advocate for children living with disabilities. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Special Education Counseling – no small accomplishment for a woman in rural Kenya. She won the Presidents of Kenya’s Youngest Achiever’s award and received the Human Rights Award from the Law Society of Kenya.