Season 4, Episode 1: Sasa JewelryThe Happi House
Hujambo! (That’s “hello” in Swahili.) Please join The Happi House on a trip of a lifetime to the beautiful country of Kenya. First stop: Nairobi.
The last stop in Nairobi is where you’ll meet the Sikia beaders that make Sasa Jewelry. These artisans are a group of strong and proud deaf women. Long taught to be ashamed of their “disability,” they have now been crafting intricate jewelry for nearly six years, after repeatedly being turned away from other jobs. These women are incredible!