Maasai beaders’ market access is often reliant on travelers looking for an affordable one-off tourist buy. Limited to locally available materials, designs tend to mirror one another which makes it challenging to establish sales.
Sidai Designs enables Maasai women to create products with new materials and designs, that appeal to a modern and socially conscious buyer. Sidai Designs also grants access to a previously unattainable global market.
Demand from this international market for our luxurious, high-quality pieces continuously supports our 120 Maasai women beaders. By extension we have supported hundreds of Maasai people.
IMPACT OVER THE YEARS
MAASAI WOMEN TRAINED
MAASAI PEOPLE SUPPORTED BY INCOME GAINED FROM SIDAI
PARTNERSHIPS ENGAGED TO CREATE SOCIAL PROGRAMS
% OF OUR ARTISANS USE INCOME TO BUY LIVESTOCK - A TRADITIONAL METHOD OF SAVING
TRADITIONAL MAASAI BEADING TECHNIQUES PRESERVED THROUGH DESIGN
MAASAI WOMEN TRAINED AS SILVERSMITHS
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH US
With every purchase, you’re contributing towards impactful moments. Your purchase could support a Maasai women to build or renovate her home, buy livestock, educate her children, and so much more!