Meet Peris the Maasai Beadwork Artist

Meet Peris Ipato, one of the WEEP alumni. She lives in Ngong among the Maasai community who are herders. Peris was empowered with entrepreneurial skills during the sustainability phase in the WEEP program. She neatly beads the Maasai necklaces and sells them to the HEART lodge and other jewelry shops in the outskirts of Nairobi. Many clients love her beadwork because she uses high quality beads and does such a neat finish. “My grandmother taught me the art of beadwork. It’s passed from one generation to another,” she says.

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